Tale # 1- A "civil rights activist" on Arianna Huffington's celebrity blog even floated the rumor that the starving folks abandoned in New Orleans had been forced to eat their dead -- after only four days. New Orleans has a reputation for its unusual cuisine, but this tale was so tall that nobody paid it much attention. Neither did anyone tell the tale-bearer to put a dirty sock in it.
Tale #2 - Oh and remember the reported rapes at the Superdome. Can't find anyone including a victim or a policeman who will substantiate this tale. So, as Rosanna Rosannadana might have said ..."never mind".