By Eoin Molloy
Speaking at the annual ‘Parity and Equality in News International Summit’ in Brussels yesterday afternoon, media conglomerate and all-round sweetie, Goobert Sherlock, decreed that the lives of French cartoonists are to henceforth be worth more than those of African villagers at a ratio of roughly 200:1, insofar as media coverage is concerned.
This royal decree comes on the back of the world media’s 24/7 coverage of the Paris attacks while there was a virtual blackout on the 2000 African villagers who were mercilessly slaughtered by Boko Haram in Nigeria.
An Ocean News spokesperson informed TAB that the disproportionate coverage of the Paris attacks was in ‘no way designed to create mass hysteria in order to sell newspapers and/or increase the channel’s viewership’.
She continued by saying that the coverage was ‘certainly not intended to introduce the idea that crazy terrorists could blow up your nice little white town any time soon’.
Finally, she concluded by saying that the world’s most conservative media channels ‘definitely do not have anything to gain by reinforcing the misconception that there is an ongoing ideological conflict between the secular west and the predominantly Islamic Middle-East.’
More to follow as we get it.