Monday, August 14, 2006

Wars we don't care about

The wall to wall media coverage of the Israel/Lebanon conflict is in marked contrast to that of the civil war in Sri Lanka where as can be seen here nearly 200 people have died since last Friday. Although there has been some coverage of this conflict there is nowhere like the comment and interest that the Middle East produces.

Why is that ? I suggest its because 1) our media hunts in packs, ie one outlet can't really be seen to out of step with the others on the big story and 2) the Middle East and the supposed sins of Israel are of far more interest to the MSM as a way to get at Blair and Bush.

Whatever the reason this constant preoccupation with the Middle East seems well over the top.

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