Thursday, February 28, 2008

Television oh television ..

In the last 30 days, Hamas has been mentioned 1,262 on American television. That is 1,262 mentions of a terrorist organization, their "evil-doing", and how much of a threat they are. All justifiable. But how many mentions are there of what has been going on in the last few days?

My distant relatives live in a city called Ashkelon in the southern part of Israel. The city is about 10 miles away from the Gaza Strip - which means they are basically in arm's reach of one another. In the last few days about 60 rockets have fallen onto this little town. How many mentions are there of this news on television? 2.

Granted, this event especially strikes a cord with me, how many events occur on a daily basis that we simply do not get a chance to know about? Imperative events that effects global security?

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