News of his indictment quickly appears on websites and via social media
News of the indictment Friday of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin spread quickly Friday through social media.
Dozens of news websites across the country posted the story of Nagin's indictment on 21 counts of corruption.
It was quickly available to readers on sites operated by the major television networks and newspapers such as the Washington Post, New York Times and USA Today.
"Na-Gone!," was the response of one person through social media. Another wrote, "That's what your dirty deals did ya', big Jerk."
The editorial board of the Times-Picayune posted an editorial on Nola.com that read in part, "It is a shame that Mr. Nagin's eight-year tenure at the helm of the city has come to this. He made a promise in 2002, when he was seeking office, to run the city for the benefit of its citizens."
"Many residents and the editorial board of this newspaper-- which endorsed him enthusiastically -- believed him. The fall of first one and then another of his staffers and associates --including former technology chief Greg Meffert, who pleaded guilty in 2010 to taking kickbacks -- proved that promise false long ago."
Nagin gained national attention after Katrina as he denounced the federal response to the storm and made numerous television appearances.
Just hours before he was indicted, Nagin retweeted a quote from televangelist Joel Osteen - "You are closest to your victory when you face the greatest opposition."