Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Things That Make You Go Hmmmm....

As bad as the Charlie Hebdo massacre was, I wonder why no one seemed to notice that during all the coverage of it, Boko Haram carried out its deadliest attack ever - 2,000 dead Nigerians in the north-eastern state of Borno:

What made the Paris attack more newsworthy than Boko Haram's assault on Baga? (Guardian)

And on the same day as the massacre, a car bomb attack against a police college in Yemen killed 30 people and injured 50 more. Why no coverage?

Car bomb kills 30 in Yemen. No protests held. (Disinfo)

And despite all the coverage of the Sony pictures hack, it was only the thirty-third largest data breach of 2014. How come we never heard about any of those? Is it because of all the celebrities?

32 Data Breaches Larger Than Sony's in the Past Year (Huffington Post)

I guess we should only focus on what the media wants us to. Like the Golden Globes.


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  2. "I guess we should only focus on what the media wants us to. Like the Golden Globes."

    Guilty as charged. I posted about the Golden Globes music nominees at my blog as part of my regular Sunday entertainment series. I was planning on posting more about the awards, but I've been too busy moving.


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