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by Peter Moskos

February 15, 2008

You heard it here first

Looks like I wasn't the only one bothered by the picture I posted of New Orleans Mayor Nagin smiling and pointing an automatic weapon.

Mayor criticizes use of photograph
by Times-Picayune staff
Wednesday February 13, 2008, 7:58 PM

Editor's note: Late Wednesday evening, the office of Mayor Ray Nagin released the following statement regarding a controversial photograph of the mayor holding a gun at a Tuesday news conference. The photograph appeared inside The Times-Picayune's metro section on Wednesday and in various presentations on nola.com. The image of the mayor smiling and holding a weapon kicked off controversy all day Wednesday on talk radio and in internet postings.

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