December 29, 2004
Beach of Death and Bad Coverage
As the body count goes up I become more numb. Now, there's word 3,000 people may have died on one stretch of beach in Thailand.
I've had a problem with some media coverage of the tsunami disaster. On Sunday, CNN had the most coverage. Fox News decided talking about Michael Jackson's upcoming trial was more pressing. Strange, since News Corp. has a presence in Asia with its Sky satellite service. MSNBC was completely worthless. They didn't bother with any news, and broadcasted their travel/adventure shows instead. It's already Wednesday, and Fox News is finally covering the story. This was one story where cable news got trounced by the internet. This was no contest.
"Tsunami Toll Soars at Thailand's Khao Lak Beach"