Interview with New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin, uncensored

Plusieurs liens vers un entretien donné par le maire de la Nouvelle Orléans, Ray Nagin, hier sur une radio locale. C’est la version non-censurée, sans les « beep » que CNN a insérés pour camoufler les gros mots. Un document extraordinaire.

Debi Jones Joan Touzet, who blogs at An Atypical Life, has put up an uncensored recording (mp3 file, 3.2 MB) of the interview that the mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, gave to the radio station WWL-AM yesterday. I am locally mirroring the file here; another mirror is here.

Via Debi Jones, who links to more mirrors. You can also listen to the WWL-AM live feed .

I understand that a “bleeped” version has been or is being aired on CNN International here in Europe. This is a remarkable document that I think is worth listening to to the end.

Quote (added later — I wasn’t sure about the “doggone” part):

And they don’t have a clue what’s going on down here. They flew down here, one time, two days after the doggone event was over, with TV cameras, AP reporters, all kind of goddamn — excuse my French, everybody in America, but I am pissed.

Regular blogging will resume shortly. Stay tuned.

UPDATE: I have given Anna Stevenson’s excellent transcript a once-over (a small number of corrections and additions of disfluencies, mostly).

3 comment(s) for 'Interview with New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin, uncensored'

  1. (Comment, 2005-09-02 19:43 )

    Anna did a transcript of the interview on her blog.

  2. (Trackback, 2005-09-03 11:54 )


    Un entretien avec Ray Nagin, maire de la Nouvelle-Orlans, couter.

  3. (Comment, 2006-07-21 12:36 )

    Glad to read such a nice piece of information.