The American news media is often criticized for reporting a story into the ground and ignoring other stories in the process. There is a bit of truth to that, however it is also the American public that must accept some of the blame. At some point during the last century it became the American way to go full-bore, head-first into any situation and basically obsess about it and little else. Of course, long before the issue was truly solved, it also became our way to become bored and seek out a new problem to attack foolhardily without realistic goals, proper financing or an exit plan.
For more than a month after the large earthquake in Haiti earlier this year, the U.S. and the media were all over the disaster reporting the story and pledging support for the devastated third-world country. Yet, the country is largely ignored nowadays and undoubtably still worse off today than it was before the earthquake shook apart the country’s capital city. (continue reading…)