Friday, September 02, 2005

Dept. of Truly Shameful Corporate Weaselry

Tomb raiders, er, readers among you may recall China's recent post drawing well-deserved attention to the interesting fact of New Orleans's having shopped out its disaster planning function to a private firm called, apparently straight-facedly, Innovative Emergency Management, or IEM, Inc. If so, it might have occurred to you to wonder today, as you sat with your face superglued to CNN, where exactly was any mention of IEM's role, or glaring lack thereof, in this epic upfuck.

Well might you have wondered. Apparently the kind of Emergency they're best qualified to Manage Innovatively is, you guessed it, a PR Emergency. IEM, Inc: We Make It Like Your Disaster Never Happened. At Least Not On Your Watch.

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