Gracie, our youngest Schnauzer, woke me up early this morning and I turned on the television as I was trying to gain consciousness just as all three morning shows were cranking up. The lead story on all of them was about O. J. Simpson. In fact, over half of the first thirty minutes of Today was about him. I kept watching, thinking they would actually tell me what was happening in the world sooner or later. No such luck.
I don’t care how much they talk about him, it’s not news.
Things are happening and they are things we don’t hear about, such as these stories I found on several international news outlets. These things actually matter and yet our media choose not to tell us much, if anything at all.
The situation in Darfur continues to deteriorate. For all the supportive rhetoric that has come from Western governments, the genocide continues.
The Israeli government has declared Gaza a “hostile area,” which could lead to Israel cutting off electricity and water to the region.
Severe floods all across Africa have devastated several countries, leaving many homeless, cut off, and threatened by disease.
How can we consider ourselves, as a nation, to be the world leader when we have no idea what is going on?