Thursday, October 20, 2005

Yet Another Complaint About the Media...

Does anybody still remember the earthquake that struck the Middle East a couple of weeks ago? According to CNN [link]:
The October 8 quake already has been blamed for the deaths of 47,700 people and injuries to 67,000 in Pakistan, according to its government. India says the magnitude 7.6 quake killed another 1,200 people there.
I'm sure EVERYONE remebers Katrina about 2 months ago. It caused only a couple thousand deaths. Yet the media still considers it front page news, while news about this earthquake is buried back on page 7. Read on:
UNICEF said it has yet to reach an estimated 120,000 children in Pakistan's mountainous north, and about 10,000 of those could die of hunger, hypothermia and disease within a few weeks.
This is WAY more important than an "Extreme Makeover" winner having a criminal record [link] (front page on CNN). CHILDREN are STARVING to DEATH in the THOUSANDS!!

I could rant on about this for another hour, but I think you get the point. The media in this country is totally screwed up.

More about the earthquake here and here if you're interested.

3 Comments:

Blogger vjack said...

Actually, the American media is outstanding at its true job - serving as a propaganda machine for the multinational corporations that own the various media outlets.

4:57 AM, October 21, 2005  
Blogger Delta said...

vjack is definitely correct that the media is great at doing what it is paid to do, but you are definitely right that it doesn't help the american people in any way. We talk about 9/11 continuously yet things happen everyday around the world that dwarf the injuries and deaths that we have ever sustained.

But what's more important anyway? Hundreds of thousands of deaths around the world, or the fact that we still have a blonde girl missing in Aruba? I saw this thing on yesterday where Scarborough was trying to get his viewers to boycott Aruba until someone was brought to justice. Oh that's a good idea Joe, give them a financial incentive to frame an innocent civilian.

11:22 AM, October 23, 2005  
Blogger seth said...

I'm pretty sure American lives are worth more than foreign lives. I mean, seriously, foreign!



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3:49 PM, October 23, 2005  

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