RISHON LEZION, Israel — Here is the money quote of the day:
“I never thought I’d see a day when news came from regular people and the news organizations were too shallow to care about current events.”
— Fark.com forum user BorgiaGinz on the failure of the mainstream media to cover the ongoing turmoil in Iran over the past two days
Here in Israel, I have been watching Fox News, Sky News, and BBC World News. (The country no longer gets CNN.) The British networks are barely mentioning the story, and Fox News is, well, being Fox News. From what I have heard, CNN is also reporting stories that, in the grand scheme of things, are trivial or downright ludicrous.
Here is a sample of stories on U.S. television that I have seen here:
- Michael Phelps loses some swimming meet!
- Former President George H. W. Bush goes skydiving!
- Barack Obama speaks to a group of doctors!
- Some state trooper and a paramedic got into a fight — on VIDEO!
It makes me sick. People are dying right now for a free Iran. The entire world would benefit immensely from the removal of the theocratic regime. But does the mainstream, broadcast media care? I guess not.
When the Gulf War broke out, I watched CNN. When 9/11 happened, I watched CNN. While the Iranian people are on the verge of a Second Iranian Revolution, I am reading Twitter and Fark.com.