Getting a late start, Reuters downplays the reports of violence in "Accounts of N.Orleans violence questioned". It's a very standard article in the genre, concentrating on Maj. Ed Bush of the Louisiana National Guard and including:
Bush, who spent eight days in the Superdome, said New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and former Police Chief Eddie Compass had not helped matters by repeating reports of killings and rape to national media.
"There were people who made statements to the press representing New Orleans and Louisiana who really didn't know what the facts were. I think they were trying to paint a very very grim picture to get help here," said Bush.