Friday, April 20, 2007

The Numerology of News


In much the same way American CEO's now make about 411 times as much as the hourly workers in their companies, the death of a white, middle-class American now counts about 411 times as much the death of all other persons on Earth. That's why the Virgina Tech shootings are infinitely more newsworthy than the equivalent or greater daily body count in Iraq. Those are darker people who talk funny, therefore they get maybe a single short-lived news item if say, 170 of them get blown to bits at one time.


That's also why the 9/11 was the Biggest Event in the History of the Universe, or at least since the Chicxulub Impact.

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