November 24, 2002

CNN: Report, please! - Beauty queens flee as toll rises - Nov. 24, 2002

This is B.S. reporting. No offense, 'cause I know a few people who work at CNN -- but this is crap. 175 people dead, and this focuses on the beauty queens leaving town. All the quotes are from beauty queens, the major pictures are of the beauty queens... it's a B.S. article.

What should be the focus is a) an understanding of why and some analysis of how this affects this situation, b) how the pagent even got into a country that's so heavily Islamic, c) what the reprisals are (there's a 15th paragraph mention on how the editor of the paper which made the mistake of printing that Mohammed would have married one of the beauty queens was arrested and hasn't been seen since). These are news: these things are problems. The "can't we all just get along" commentary from some beauty queen is not news. It's sad.

Posted by Ted Stevko at November 24, 2002 12:50 PM


Posted by: Meban at February 20, 2004 08:07 AM