Thursday, April 24, 2003

Tina Brown, who I often think it is a twit, has a good column in today's Salon about the shift in news coverage now that the war "over." - the best quote: "Elizabeth Smart, Laci Peterson, the unsolved mystery of who killed Chandra Levy, and the biggest single American news story of the Iraq war -- the rescue of Pfc. Jessica Lynch from her hospital ward in Nasiriya -- have provided the most obsessive narratives of American TV in the last couple of years. Why is cable news so addicted to missing girls and women? Is it because so much of the audience consists of boiling white males who feel stomped on by the economy and their wives, and girls in peril make them feel protective and virile? The rescue fantasy has never been more potent."

Read the article here (standard Salon disclaimer - if you're not a member, you'll have to click through a short ad in order to read the whole column).


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