Peter_H_77: Yep, with scores of fatalities, and countless livelihoods ruined, I'm glad somebody has finally scoured the internet to sort out the real images from the fake ones. The cat image was particularly funny. Proper news at last..
I work for FEMA and am in NJ presently and going to NY. I look at long term recovery and have been in many disasters. The problem with real photography is that CNN and any other new outlet always looks for the worst damage and the best angle to show that damage. I have had to chase down so many spurious reports of destroyed towns, that turn out to be one really bad street in a large town. I dont believe real photos as the full story until I look at a whole community. The fake photos aren't the issue if we are talking about reporting reality.
PS - I take my own D90, 18-105, 50 1.8, Sigma 10-20, Nikon 70-300 with me. Since I cant get the Govt to buy one for me. Got to be photographer in a flight over Cedar Rapids in 2008.