Friday, July 28, 2006

Media Bias


Here are two appalling statistics I saw in BBC articles that demonstrate the extent of media bias:

- During the Asian Tsunami the aid per person amounted to £3,850 but for the victims of the 2004 Bangladesh floods the figure was a mere £1.64 per person.

- The number of deaths in the Lebanon/Israel conflict is 30-40 per day compared to around 100 per day in Iraq and 1,200 per day in Congo. However, Congo hardly gets mentioned in the media.

George Orwell was right afterall. Today's media reflects that "some people are more equal than others".

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm getting mixed vibes here...I thought all men are not created equal?

Ajaira Pechal said...

same thing..... I just used Orwell's oxymoron

Anonymous said...

In the words of my dear Nazi sympatico: "...the world worlds."

Anonymous said...

Peace, Propaganda & The Promised Land:

To Israel With Love