They tell you what they want, show you what they want you to see
But they don't let you know what's really going on

from Lil Wayne – Georgia... Bush Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The media is spinning tales of chaos to support the narrative that New Orleans is an anomaly among American cities

They are trying to make it look like the corruption of the local government and the criminality of the citizens is the reason things were so bad in the wake of Katrina, when in reality the city held itself together reasonably well considering the federal government’s complete indifference to the disaster unfolding before its eyes

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