Sunday, May 11, 2008

Local angle

Even though I know news outlets often demand a local angle on international stories from their reporters, it always bothered me when papers back home would highlight the handful of Americans who lived or died in a disaster that had affected thousands. I don't know if it makes me feel better or worse to see that the Turkish papers do the same: Yes, 23,000 to 100,000 people are dead in Myanmar, but at least those 50 Turks are OK.

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