Friday, May 23, 2008

What does it say that Al Jazeera treats Americans with more dignity, respect and love than our own broadcast media? There's no condescension, no voyeurism in this report on the economic conditions in Dayton. Even stylistically, there's no cardboard narrator condensing weeks or months of a job search into a soundbite; the story is told entirely in the words of those living it. I'm well aware of Al Jazeera's bias and perspective; this piece definitely lacks balance. But it has something our media often doesn't: a respect for the people whose stories it aims to tell.

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