Thursday, December 09, 2004

The Limits of "Man Bites Dog" Stories

The Limits of "Man Bites Dog" Stories Media critic Norman Solomon advocates more ‘dog bites man’ stories, saying:

"The dogs of top-down class war keep biting men -- as well as women and children. Those humans shouldn't need to bite back before such daily realities are newsworthy.

And, as a practical matter, journalists are part of the story. Their reporting decisions can shift the public view, if only momentarily. They shouldn't wait for some flashy or unusual event before proclaiming a Really Big Story. The momentous news about the typical is right in front of us, every day, hidden in plain sight. "

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