Sunday, August 14, 2005

NYT: Famine of the month boring


People are starving to death in Niger, but famine is also whittling away the populations across the region and beyond, in Mali, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Eritrea and southern Sudan.

So how did Niger become the crisis of the day?...

It is relatively easy to get permission to enter, unlike Sudan and Zimbabwe.It is at peace, and thus its emergency is not one induced by war, civil unrest or political machination.

So the old gray lady (i.e. NYT) explains why they average only a dozen stories on Zim in the past years, while they had 345 on Abugrab and probably more on Gitmo...reporters don't get arrested for taking photos in Gitmo...

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