That German rag offers Life After Katrina: America's New Jazz Museum! (No Poor Black People Allowed)
It contains this:
New Orleans trumpeter Irvin Mayfield... is incensed too at mainstream coverage of the storm's aftermath. "Looters? Anyone who grew up in New Orleans like I did knows that drugs run rampant here. How are you going to relocate those folks? Who do you think was shooting at planes?"
And, it also contains this:
"See, what Bush wants," said poet Amiri Baraka, after performing at a free jazz benefit in Manhattan's Lower East Side, "is to make New Orleans like his mother -- shriveled and colorless."
"Yet joy and sympathy beat simultaneously in my chest. I am, for example, joyful at the moment that the latest hurricane catastrophe hasn't again hit some poor land, but instead the richest country in the world.
Yes, I even see in that a form of balancing justice for that which the inhabitants of that country have done to others through their war in Iraq.
I would, however, be even more happy, if I knew that only the houses of Bush voters and members of the Army had been destroyed.
I feel genuinely sorry for all the rest."
A few days later in the same paper, Michael Streck emitted "America Ashamed of Itself":
"One week of the flood catastrophe make it even clearer: The United States is standing at a breaking point. "Katrina" will burn itself into the public conscience like "9/11" or Saigon. The storm not only destroyed America's picture of itself. It has, moreover, the power to end the Republican era sooner than expected. America is ashamed of itself."
On Sep. 2 president Bush visited New Orleans, and two German TV stations are apparently claiming that his visit was a staged photo op: bulldozers and the like were brought in just for his visit, bodies were moved, etc. From this second-hand report:
ZDF News reported that the president's visit was a completely staged event. Their crew witnessed how the open air food distribution point Bush visited in front of the cameras was torn down immediately after the president and the herd of 'news people' had left and that others which were allegedly being set up were abandoned at the same time.
There are links to the video from ZDF and ARD here.
This is closely related to Sen. Mary Landrieu's remarks. In fact, the same Political Animal post discussed at that link was updated with this German allegation, causing Kevin Drum to remark:
This goes beyond stage management. This is criminal.
The HuffPost also noted this charge.
Can someone provide translations and state the actual charges and what evidence is given? Reports in German are here: link1, link2, link3. The last is supposedly translated here.