Sunday, May 13, 2007

There are two very important developments in the world right now that are not being covered by the media.

LithiumCola at Dkos has a diary up that has a rundown on The Afghan parliament, over the past few days, has been passing bills to kick out US-NATO forces, offer amnesty to insurgents, and to reconcile their warring parties. They are trying to end the war.

As if that weren't bad enough, clammyc has this.

President Musharraf is fighting for his political (and actual) life lately, as there have been numerous protests and a "healthy" amount of violence over the past few months.

However, this past week has been particularly bad. Over the past 2 days alone, violence and protests have killed nearly 40 and wounded around 130. Reports called this the "worst political violence in Pakistan in years.

You would think that these serious occurrences in the "Global War On Terror" would be headlines everywhere. Not quite.

NYT Headlines?

Equity Firm Appears Likely to Gain Control of Chrysler

Top Taliban Commander Is Killed in Clash

U.S. Sweeps Iraq Seeking 3 Soldiers Missing in Attack

Christian Science Monitor?

Padilla case: first look

Al Qaeda launches attacks on higher-impact targets

Web opens world for China's 'post-90' kids, but erodes respect

And on and on......


At 9:17 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

God the media sucks.

At 10:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In defense of the Christian Science Monitor, they only publish Monday-Friday, and they don't have much of an updated web news presence. So anything on their website right now reflects coverage from the Friday edition of the paper.

This doesn't mean that we will see coverage of this in tomorrow's paper, but I would hold off on judging their headlines at least until they can catch up.

I only offer this defense because I do think that their international coverage is better than most US papers...


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