Last night’s news:
The Schapelle Corby case = about 5 minutes of deeply emotive air time
The 2 million refugees in Darfur = about 30 seconds of bland ‘factual’ reporting
Life is tough for Corby whether she is innocent or guilty (how will we ever know the truth?…), but somehow we seem to have lost perspective.
I find myself feeling more for her than I do for the refugees…
Such is the power of the media to shape our attitudes.
Pretty sad really…