Monday, April 7, 2014

Editorial cartoon: Media, messages and you

(From our archives - originally published Dec. 19, 2012)

Sometimes an event is so horrific that we cannot get it out of our minds. The shooting last week in the U.S. that saw 20 kids die at the hands of a crazed gunman is an example. 

But are we expressing outrage because only we care about children?
If so, why aren't we expressing the same outrage when the same thing is happening in distant countries, when the death of children becomes collateral damage in senseless wars. And what about the thousands of children dying from hunger and disease?

Attacks on children are wrong wherever they happen, no matter what the circumstances. And we need to spare a thought for every child whose murder doesn't reach the front page and headline on TV and the Internet.

The truth is the media filter issues for us and tell us what to think. And we react. This cartoon,
sent by a friend, explains it.

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Jai & Sero

Jai & Sero

Our family at home in Toronto 2008

Our family at home in Toronto 2008
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