Thursday, March 23, 2006

No news, good news

by Andrew Swift, DI editorial writer

Utter elation swept over me late Wednesday night as I stumbled upon a CNN article detailing a new break in the Natalee Holloway case. In case you don't remember, Holloway disappeared from the island of Aruba on May 30, 2005; she has never been found.

However, I would be surprised that any individual could forget Holloway's case. The media insisted on ingraining the story on the nation, day after day, week after week. Holloway's (likely) death is undoubtedly tragic - but is it really national news? Certainly, the American press could find a more, well, important story to cover?

What might that be, you say? Well, wars are always a good start.

The media catch lots of flak from both political wings, and, perhaps, rightfully so. The first step in restoring American journalism, though, should not be negating "bias": It should be reporting actual, relevant news, not something belonging on the pages of the National Enquirer.

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