Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Priorities in news

The continued hagiography on the news channels of Margaret Thatcher while covering the preparations for her funeral this morning led me to more channel flipping.

BBC, ITV and Sky - Margaret Thatcher, and the bombing in Boston that killed 3 people.
 Al Jazeera and RT - The bombing in Boston that killed 3 people, the bombing in Pakistan that killed 17, the 7.8 earthquake in Iran that killed "dozens"; the riots in Venezuela that have left at least 7 dead.

Always good to see how our news media assesses priority.