Great topic for a great read.
Originally posted on Ramblings of a Radical Leftist Agoraphobe:
The great majority of what American’s (people living in the United States) know about the World comes from the media. Are we getting the real view? I think not.
We get some news of what’s happening in the world, but as with most media coverage today, the stories are paper-thin. There is no depth… no attempt to understand why things are happening. We apply our own standards to what we see without looking deeper. Partly because that’s what most of the media does.
Try reading the news from a European source, Read Aljaseera for a different perspective. There is news we never see. American media does not want to offend it’s viewers and readers, so the news is filtered. The London Times gives a more realistic view of what is happening in Europe, and why. It even covers the US better than we often see here.