Chile earthquake

#1
Second news item after rich tory Lord not paying tax, ONLY 3 mins of coverage by ONE reporter.
Not just an earthquake but a tsunami thrown in for good measure, over 700 have lost their lives and many thousands more are homeless.

Haiti...........blanket coverage, loads of correspondants, world mobilised to help etc.
Summat stinks.
 
#2
Chile is a far more developed country than Haiti, it ranks around 45 in GDP terms compared to Haiti which comes in at 135th. The quake in Haiti claimed around a quarter of a million lives, a much smaller number are thought to have died in Chile.

It is of course a tragic situation in Chile, but rest assured it will be getting a proportionate aid response from the various agencies who make up the disaster relief community. I suspect the reason for the relatively low key coverage is the rather questionable system of priorities used by our media.

You can bet if John Terry or another dribbler had a cousin in Chile there would be wall to wall coverage.
 

AngryMonkey

Lantern Swinger
#3
Caught the end of the channel 4 news saying that five Brits are missing in the area so unfortunately it'll probably get considerably more coverage if they're confirmed killed.
 

WhiteRose

Lantern Swinger
#4
And added to that, I know that France / Spain / Portugal are 'first' world, Western countries right on our doorstep, but I was rather surprised at the complete lack of coverage of the severe storms over the weekend that killed 50.

I suppose because 'no Britons were hurt' means it ain't news.
 
#6
lonestar said:
Chile is a far more developed country than Haiti, it ranks around 45 in GDP terms compared to Haiti which comes in at 135th. The quake in Haiti claimed around a quarter of a million lives, a much smaller number are thought to have died in Chile.

It is of course a tragic situation in Chile, but rest assured it will be getting a proportionate aid response from the various agencies who make up the disaster relief community. I suspect the reason for the relatively low key coverage is the rather questionable system of priorities used by our media.

You can bet if John Terry or another dribbler had a cousin in Chile there would be wall to wall coverage.
Sad but true.
 
#7
WhiteRose said:
And added to that, I know that France / Spain / Portugal are 'first' world, Western countries right on our doorstep, but I was rather surprised at the complete lack of coverage of the severe storms over the weekend that killed 50.

I suppose because 'no Britons were hurt' means it ain't news.
Guarenteed if it had happened in the States, the Beeb would have hired a jumbo to get all the news teams out there, the shopping is much better there than in Portugal etc :?
 

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