Wednesday, April 09, 2008

This is why we are getting such poor international news

dday at Hullabaloo explains it concisely:
...a function of news organizations needing to become profit centers and shutting down costly foreign bureaus, finding it easier to put two talking heads in a room together than do actual reporting, etc. The herd mentality and the hewing to familiar tropes and narratives takes effect from there, and it's important to push back.
This isn't the whole problem, of course, but it sets the entire news system up to provide poor, biased, or even non-existent coverage of places outside the U.S.

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