Tuesday, April 16, 2013

superego




rhino

The value of life.

So, the world, including myself, woke up this morning to the news of a terrible bombing in Boston.  The media, rightly so, was saddened and empathetic in their global coverage of this attack.  I was also saddened.   But i was astonished, whilst watching ABC news 24, to find this footnote in the days "other news" - 50 dead in Iraqi bombings.


The ABC footnote was more than any other online news source gave this story.   So many deaths.  Why is this story not deemed as important.

- Is it too far removed?
- Is it just too common in the middle east to worry?
- Does it not garner viewership?
- Are American lives more important?


I don't know the answer, but i am also saddened that 50 other lives were no more important than a footnote.

rhino