The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Thursday, December 30, 2004

cute + slightly injured = ratings gold

All right. This isn't really big news, but it's another disturbing example of what the media is doing these days. I caught a few minutes of Today here and there over the break, and I can say that their coverage was very, very similar in terms of highlighting the effects of the tsunami.... on white people.

Now that estimates are approaching 100,000 dead, why are we still getting sanatized images of a few white kids who were bruised while thousands of bodies decompose under the blazing sun? Apparently someone has decided that the ratings come from the former. But the actual news is the latter. Disgraceful.