Every day around the world people are dying in wars. One would think this would be the starter piece for every news cast. After all what could be worse? Well apparently the drop in a gambling den known as the Dow Jones was more important for two days. Indeed it led the news here in the UK this morning as the Stock Markets around the world ‘bounced back’. Wish the chemical weapons and bombs used this week also bounced back.
The editors of the news broadcasts around the world have an unenviable task – of all the hundreds of stories coming in every day what to run and not run, and in what order. After all war was headlines yesterday how can we make it headlines again and still be interesting?
I am afraid the victims will have to find new ways of dying and await the next atrocity before they are remembered. This is how news has become the drug of choice for those who actually want to feel good but do nothing. Feel informed and yet be allowed to forget.