posted on Feb, 4 2004 @ 03:03 PM
Thanx for your "insider" comments ZZZ re American TV news. As you'll probaly realise we, in the UK, post-Hutton enquiry, are still in some
"shock" (metaphorically speaking), at the "bashing" the BBC received and the subsequent fall of various members of it, like Greg Dyke etc, and the
that is taking place?
I have access to US news via CNN (on digital cable TV) and find the occasional "viewing" important to *my* understanding of another world viewpoint,
though *still* tend to watch the BBC (News 24) as - obviously - whilst having a global view, reflects things which,, understandably, have
ramifications for UK eg stories about Europe, etc.
As you rightly say, BSE/ CJD *was* immensely important here when it happened, quite possibly becuase the evidence of the culling was - relatively -
within sight of a lot of people (where I live, in central UK), I *still* remember the *smell* of the burning carcasses - and the dark, acrid smoke
that billowed several miles from me. Perhaps it was this "proximity" - and the countless tales of our farming industry's plight - that made our
coverage more prominent?
The "media" would say (I imagine?) that they are "simply" reflecting the news that people want to hear... perhaps Ms Jackson's assets (which,
regretably I missed) were considered more news-worthy at the time?
We live in "interesting times" Zedd...