"I don't want people thinking there's just a bunch of newspaper inside this wall, and that's the only thing keeping water out."
Please note that this says nothing about the reality of our flood protection. It only talks about what the Army Corps of Engineers wants people to believe about flood protection. They don't want us to believe a certain thing. They never address the reality.
The Corps guy says that three gaps in St. Bernard's flood protection were the only places where where newspaper was used. Based on their past performance (incompetence and lies), does anybody believe them?
Jeffrey has some good stuff on this.