What is Really News?

The news about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been overwhelming. Eleven people died. To be one of the people on the platform when the explosion happened must have been terrifying. Those that died probably never knew what hit them. Explosions have a way of coming on fast.

Then read about this article about a plane crash in Afghanistan on May 17.

Imagine being on that airliner with 43 other people. Poor maintenance. Turbulence, heavy bumping, terrifying turns, G-forces as the plane dives. Several minutes of utter panic over the vast mountains and deserts of Afghanistan. Your last few minutes of life.

43 people died just a few hours before I am writing this. They will likely remain nameless.

What is really news?

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