Friday, January 22, 2010

Haiti and the Media

It seems pretty silly for me to ramble on about all the stuff we see and do and not mention the tragedy in Haiti. By now we've all had media coverage of the earthquake up to our eyeballs. And in this instance, that's how it should be. This is real news. These are real people with real problems (huge problems since last Monday).

This isn't Tiger Woods or John Edwards and their inability to control their penises. This isn't Mark McGwire and his use of steroids. This doesn't even compare to a presidential election where a guy promises to be a liberal and then later doesn't have the nuts to come through. This media coverage is real, it's raw and everyone should take major note of it. It's reality for millions.

For once, the general media has succeeded in my eyes. The amount of money raised for the victims of this horrific tragedy is astounding. If we didn't have the constant coverage from the devastated Port-au-Prince, would we be as inclined to donate?

Sadly, things are becoming worse. The death and previously horrendous conditions are bringing about disease and discourse. Watch the news. Empathize with these people and donate to help them.

Here's a link to Habitat for Humanity's donation website: Haiti Earthquake Relief

Oh, and by the way, thanks for finally making a difference, media.

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