Media Priorities

Thanks, Ian Bremmer

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3 thoughts on “Media Priorities

  1. Mr. Jones says:

    “In Obsessing Over Trump, the Media Ignore What Matters More : Twenty-four key security issues” http://warisboring.com/in-obsessing-over-trump-the-media-ignores-what-matters-more/
    “As practiced in the United States, with certain honorable — and hence unprofitable — exceptions, journalism remains superficial, voyeuristic and governed by the attention span of a two-year-old. As a result, all those editors, reporters, columnists and talking heads who characterize their labors as “now more important than ever” ill-serve the public they profess to inform and enlighten. Rather than clearing the air, they befog it further. If anything, the media’s current obsession with Trump — his every utterance or tweet treated as “breaking news!” — just provides one additional excuse for highlighting trivia, while slighting issues that deserve far more attention than they currently receive.”

  2. Pangloss says:

    “US-Backed Drug War Makes Mexico Second Deadliest Country in 2016 : death toll equals the combined total of Iraq and Afghanistan.” http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/US-Backed-Drug-War-Makes-Mexico-Second-Deadliest-Country-in-2016-20170509-0019.html
    “Mexico has become the world’s second deadly conflict zone, only next to Syria, a new report released Tuesday revealed.” http://www.dw.com/en/iiss-armed-conflict-survey-spotlights-central-america/a-38767521 Meanwhile: “War and famine have forced more than 2 million children in South Sudan to flee their homes, the United Nations said on Monday, as 21 people died in the latest attack on civilians by unknown gunmen.” http://www.reuters.com/article/us-south-sudan-violence-idUSKBN18400M

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