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  •  McClatchy talked to journalism pros (5+ / 0-)

    They saw Boston not inappropriate as suspense over surprise.

    Analysts support media’s focus on Boston over Texas explosion  

    Elsewhere

    Desperate search for China quake survivors  ~6000 injured in 6.6 quake.

    Rescue teams battle landslides to reach Sichuan as 1,100 aftershocks follow quake that left at least 180 people dead.
    Pakistani troops in rescue effort after quake.
    Army helps in rescue operation in remote border areas after magnitude 7.8 hit Iran's Khash, killing at least 34.
    "...and 80 others wounded in Mashkail,"
    Last week, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake also hit Iran killing at least 37 people and injuring 850 more in the country's southwest.
    In a British publication (Guardian?), the comments on Boston were bringing up the difference between that coverage and car bombings in Iraq around the 15th. Yesterday's election was their first since the US pulled out.

    Many dead in serial blasts in Iraq

    At least 33 killed and more than 160 wounded in string of attacks across country ahead of next week's provincial polls.
    ...

    A total of 14 car bombs and three roadside bombs struck seven cities including Baghdad, security and medical officials said on Monday, updating an earlier toll.

    I think America needed to dwell on what it is like to be bombed without warning, in a non military zone, where  non combatants are pursuing work, happiness and celebration of life.

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 02:48:37 AM PDT

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