Via Richard Prince
A well timed debate over what we have seen over the last few days after the disaster is slowly brewing.
I for one have been appalled at how the Western media has treated this whole disaster. Good that it is being covered, but the first few days were, in my opinion, a white wash; Western media covering Western (tourists) victims. I was aching for a local angle. It’s not as if Western media couldn’t find Enlgish/French/German speakers or local interpreters. NPR had a few audio clips of local relief agency workers and the BBC may have been, as an exception, the only network to truly “localize” the big story of 2004.