Monday, December 04, 2006

Over 1,000 people dead - who knew?

Buried under the media hype of the Liberal leadership convention, and the even less fascinating Albertan Premier election, did anyone actually notice that over 1,000 people are dead after Typhoon Durian swept through the Philippines (and is now headed towards Vietnam to wreak more devastation)?
How can it happen that a disaster on this scale merits hardly a mention? Even the BBC's coverage, usually so reliable and meaured, was distinctly muted. How isolated we have become in our cozy first-world cocoon!

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