Thursday, December 11, 2014



“For an imperial power, the United States is an oddly incurious place. Our media don’t help. They should poke and prod and demand that we pay attention to people abroad even when they’re neither disaster victims nor terrorists. Instead, by their inattention, the media perpetuate the dangerous belief that our divine right is to speak and be heeded, never to listen.”

 Edward Wasserman, Knight professor of journalism ethics, Washington and Lee University, 2007

Editorial Comment: The thing is that, from grocery aisle to Congress, we really don’t care.

PeezPix by Ted Pease 
Coast Guard Rescue 
(just to show I still have it)

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