…mayday! mayday! peacekeepers to third world city!…

…no holiday, this… it is just that, the shoe, sort of is on the other foot…

The Independent, certainly not of the mold of the corporate US MSM, has a laugh at itself, and a jeer at the sanctimoniousness of the US media. The ‘third world’, and worse, has been present for decades in the US, it is just that ignoring its existence would make it ‘go away’ – until the ‘thugs’, the ‘savages’,. the ‘Apaches leave the reservation’, that is. Yes, aside the drivel of ‘post-racial’, ‘post-partisan’, the US is in a severe state of deinial, just one big, happy, racist, exceptionalist country, if not racist, elitist and confused. A fact that no ‘USA! USA! USA!’ can dispel.

The make-believe, the fantasy world mindset is evident in the perfect Gwyneth Paltrow Syndrome – to understand how the poor live, she planned to try out their budget. That simple. She is the story for the media, and the poor well, non-existent – just like the poor and indigent of Baltimore and elsewhere. And there, an explanation for the chaos and destruction unleashed on the unsuspecting, the innocent and the weak by the US (and its allies)…

But, back to the classic. The article of the Independent (some freebies, then paywall) nails it, Baltimore riots: How the Western media would cover the unrest if it happened elsewhere

And, true to form, both WaPo and the NYT have unabashedly lived up to their shredded reputation.

…it is now because of the blogs and the alternative media and the non-imperial msm such as The Guardian and the Independent that the world, and the engaged of the US, is better informed, not duped…

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