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Conyers supporting socialists' Gretna bridge tale

Several far-left Congresspersons, led by John Conyers, Jr. (D-Space), are demanding that U.S. AG Gonzalez investigate the Gretna bridge incident:
From the letter:

...In particular, we are concerned that law enforcement officials may have denied minority citizens the ability to cross the Greater New Orleans Bridge to safety in the midst of the flooding, and were negligent in fleeing the Orleans Parish Prison, leaving hundreds of prisoners to possibly drown...
On September 10, 2005, the New York Times reported the firsthand accounts of two emergency medical service (EMS) workers who tried to cross the Greater New Orleans Bridge on September 1, 2005... In a chronicle of their experiences in New Orleans during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the EMS workers at the scene reported that earlier that day, a New Orleans police commander had directed the majority African American group to the Bridge.

Yes, and on who's advice were people sent to the CCC? Let's take a look back at Ray Nagin: "We" told people the Crescent City Connection was open.

According the EMS workers, the officers said that "the West Bank was not going to become New Orleans and there would be no Superdomes in their city." The EMS workers took these statements as "code words for: if you are poor and Black, you are not crossing the Mississippi River, and you are not getting out of New Orleans." It then became clear to the EMS workers that their group had been directed to the Greater New Orleans Bridge only to prevent them from camping out in front of the makeshift police command center.

It's sad, but not unexpected, that Conyers should repeat the obviously biased account of the EMS workers. I'd reprint here the names of the co-signers, but I don't want search engines to think this is the Washington DC Komsomol chapter.
So far, there are at least three instances of conservative-leaning pundits and blogs doing the jobs of the far-left for them:
1. This case, in which almost no one (except, of course, me) has pointed out that the EMSs' obvious agenda makes their tale a bit suspect in its details...
2. Bush's wrong-headed attempt to buy his way out of this crisis rather than do something positive...
3. The effort to downplay the initial reports of violence. Obviously, hacks from both sides want to minimize those reports, leaving those who want the truth to be voices in the wilderness.