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Date Posted: 19:28:11 11/19/04 Fri
In reply to: Jim (Canada) 's message, "Ignoring a major national election is not being well reported" on 19:11:54 11/19/04 Fri
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Ed Harris (Venezia)
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Date Posted: 23:02:46 11/19/04 Fri
But then, of course, we put on a lot of dog about how the Yanks are ignorant and ill-informed and couldn't find Canada - or, indeed, the USA - on a map; we all have stories about this sort of thing: in my case, there was a Texan girl who couldn't place France on my Atlas having just come back from a weekend in Paris, and was amazed to discover at 23 that Japan was an island nation.
But frankly do you have a much higher opinion of the great mass of the British public? Who is the President of Armenia? What is the capital of Eritrea? Which community in which country speaks Uighur? You and I might know these things, but do readers of the Daily Mail know or indeed care? We live in a consumer society, and our news, like everything else, is not given emphasis according to importance, or even significance, which is a very different thing; it is emphasied according to what people will be most interested in. And in this context, my local paper had a cat-up-tree story on Sept. 12th 2001, and the fox-hunting ban has been accorded more air-time than that business in Fallujah.
We mustn't blame the media or the government for such scandalously bad reporting, but ourselves.
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