I came across this today and found it hilarious and saddening, which is a weird combination of feelings. US media tends to make huge deals over nothing, while big issues are of little importance. We have troops in military engagements in 3 countries, tensions in China and North Korea, and all sorts of financial/economic issues at home, and here are today’s headlines:
MSNBC- “6 year old nails it at spelling bee”
FOX- “Report: Calif. 9/11 fund raided to fill budget gaps”
ABC- “Eagle Scout Challenges Boy Scouts Anti-gay policy”
CNN- “Why Facebook Threatens Us”
Don’t get me wrong, I will read at least part of these articles, they sound interesting, but they are not front page news. These are not the most important things going on in the world. However, as American news readers, this is what we are fed. While in international news…
BBC headline: “UN confirms new killings in Syria”
Thus, making this poster even more hilarious, and saddening.