Who cares about Egypt when we can talk about war?

March 3, 2011 | By | Reply More

You won’t find headlines regarding Egypt in the American mass media anymore, because the much easier to take gawk-worthy videos and pictures demonstrating conflict and violence in Libya.  And further, it would take some real work to produce serious stories regarding Egypt’s fledgling democracy.  Bonus points for covering Libya instead: Reporters can simultaneously discuss U.S. military intervention.  Bring on those retired generals! America’s itchy aircraft-bomb-dropping finger is already on the hair trigger! We are indisputably the land of War Made Easy and Conflict Pornography.

Image from CNN newscast Feb 3, 2011

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Category: Media, War

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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