Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Michael Barone

The Big Picture:

It's often hard to keep the big picture in focus. Television news tends to center on bombs going off in Iraq and has mostly ignored several million people voting in Afghanistan. We see footage of angry Palestinians, but not much about the progress toward democracy in Egypt. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in turn have dominated the news and have made it difficult to get a sense of what is happening in the world.

A world spinning out of control: That is what the old-line broadcast networks seem to show us.


A world spinning out of control? No, more like a world moving, with some backward steps, in the direction we want.
I hope so.

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