So who else thinks that if 200+ white schoolgirls had been kidnapped from a boarding school anywhere on the planet that the media would be making it not just a top story but the top story for weeks until their whereabouts was discovered? Especially when the kidnapping was done by anti-Westernisation religious fanatics with a history of using those they kidnap as slaves (including sexual slavery)? So why aren’t there regular updates about the 200+ Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped weeks ago now every single day?
I have only read about this atrocity on feminist blogs. Gee I’m so glad the elite mass media corporations gave us neverending coverage of the Royal visit downunder and the daily squirmings of politicians instead of pressing the Nigerian government for answers regarding what they are doing to find and rescue these girls and how they plan to prevent further attacks.
What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?
As usual for media circus threads, please share your bouquets and brickbats for particular items in the mass media, or highlight cogent analysis or pointed twitterstorms etc in new media. Discuss any current sociopolitical issue (the theme of each edition is merely for discussion-starter purposes – all current news items are on topic!).