CBS News Prez Says Journalists Should Have Run FEMA

October 18th, 2005 11:00 AM
In the classic backseat driver tradition, CBS News president Andrew Heyward said the "network news assignment editors should have been running FEMA" during Katrina.

Heyward also said the mainstream media's coverage of Katrina was superb, proving that the bloggers had not replaced it.

"No one on the Internet could match what the network and cable news did."

The news exec spoke these words as he accepted a Murrow award for overall excellence.

"Journalists had the courage to speak truth to power," Heyward said, although he was likely not referring to the media's overhyping of the level of water contamination and the amount of violence in New Orleans.