Corporate news: Michael Jackson is 50 times more important than Darfur genocide



Be A Witness.org writes: "Genocide is the ultimate crime against humanity. And a government-backed genocide is unfolding in the Darfur region of Sudan. As the horror in Darfur continues, our major television news networks are largely missing in action.

"During June 2005, CNN, FOXNews, NBC/MSNBC, ABC, and CBS ran 50 times as many stories about Michael Jackson and 12 times as many stories about Tom Cruise as they did about the genocide in Darfur.

"Whether it is coverage of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 60s, the Ethiopian famine in the 1980s, or recent coverage of the tsunami, television news can help stop grave injustices and end human suffering. Increased television coverage of the genocide in Darfur has the power to spur the action required to stop a devastating crime against humanity."

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I share your agony, trivial issues seem to stir more attention than humanitarian causes because the rights of third world countries are ripped away, pushed under the carpet; even though we pretend to dwell in a fair world, yet justice only seems to be controlled by the powerful "the rule of the jungle!!!" sad but true. The more we get civilized the more we seem to see people killing each other……………

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