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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Media totally drops coverage of Myanmar/Burma cyclone victims

Could it be that they are doing alright? Perhaps, after the initial deaths actually caused by the physical inpact of the cyclone, the Burmese adjusted and began to take care of themselves.

I remember the same media fervor displayed over earthquake "victims" in Afghanistan. Then the Afghans declined to starve to death or contract typhoid or cholera and showed a lack of interest in the donated clothes meant to keep them from freezing to death, as we had been lead to believe they would.

The media are always unhappy when third world peoples manage to survive tragedies without the help of western powers. It kind of goes against their vision of us being simultaneously oppressors and saviors.


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