Starving babies don’t make news the way falling skyscrapers do

Re: Media Focus on 10th Anniversary of 9/11 is Misdirected, Sept 9 Capital News.

To the editor:

Re: Media Focus on 10th Anniversary of 9/11 is Misdirected, Sept 9 Capital News.

The sad part is you are absolutely right. My wife and I often talk about, as much as I try to stay as optimistic as possible, will our children be able to have and raise children of their own? Will there be a planet, as we know it today?

The global economy, history has showed, every empire that rises has always fallen.

The food shortage— 750,000 people dying in four months just in one part of the world—in my opinion should be on the news every single day.

But the unfortunately part is, this is not the case, and there is a dark reason for this. Watching the slow death of a child due to starvation is just not fast enough for TV and not close enough to hit home.

Although a tragic event, exploding, falling, burning skyscrapers caught on HD footage from every angle possible on American soil, is every marketers dream to increase viewership and revenue.

Please, keep writing as there are people listening, recycling, not watering their lawns, turning their TVs off and going outside while they still can.

Peter Matejcek,

Kelowna

 

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