What happens to a story deferred?

…does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?

Nothing moves the media past the story of a hurricane (Katrina) like, well, another hurricane (Rita). As we alluded to a few days back, it’ll be interesting (or at least interesting to nerds like us) to see how long the media keeps its focus on Hurricane Katrina. (National Journal’s William Powers discusses the subject here).

For a taste of how the media’s already turning its attention away, take a look at the covers of today’s newspapers around the country.