International News Banned in the USA
Would anyone notice? Here’s a problem and a plan.
Des Moines Register columnist Rekha Basu commented (after mentioning several stories that were shaking the world while US news outlets soaked us in Anna Nicole Smith post-mortem minutiae):
You have to be highly motivated to read the world news you do find on TV or in most daily papers; it’s not typically packaged engagingly or covered in depth, so it feels like taking your medicine – not something you’d do for fun. Or you get stories of the weird, that tend to exaggerate the differences between us and them, like the Indian guy who’s been growing his fingernails for 20 years.
Interestingly, though, is that as I’m now more concerned about “WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD?” – I can’t even FIND world news on our so called news channels. . .
… in fact, many Muslims DO SPEAK UP and CONDEMN TERRORISM … but our so-called major news venues do not cover it at all. For merely one example, with links to others, take a look at http://www.cair-net.org/html/911statements.html. Also, I am getting more and more of my real news by also listening to/watching shows like “Democracy Now,” and “Mosaic” on FSTV (Free Speech TV) and LINK-TV. These are also available via websites ( http://www.democracynow.org/ and http://www.linktv.org/mosaic, respectively).
So, OK, we can travel the world electronically, going to any news source on earth. Why not find the red hot sources?
Clue me in: How do you do it? Where do you find international/multicultural news? Where can a person go to get real news, intriguingly written, and seen through international eyes?
Ooh-hoo, I’m looking forward to what we learn here.
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