New Orleans man was paid by U.S. to rate news coverage of oil spill cleanup

The federal government hired a New Orleans man for $18,000 to appraise whether news stories about the government's actions in the Gulf oil spill were positive or negative for the Obama administration, which was keenly sensitive to comparisons between its response and former President George W. Bush's much-maligned reaction to Hurricane Katrina.

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Forget Katrina; it's Chernobyl this is being compared to!

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