Where is Pakistan?
The US media coverage of the earthquake and its aftermath in Pakistan has been, for the most part, rather lacking. But on Thursday, it reached a new low, when the NYTimes -- which has more international coverage than just about anyone else, and is usually better about these things than its competitors -- did not print any article about the earthquake. Instaed, they just had an inside photo, with a caption that noted the new official death toll of 47,000.
Yes, I'm holding them to a higher standard than the rest, but this is getting crazy. Is it just that the 'natural disaster / people die' story line has been used up this year, and editors no longer have an appetite for it if they can't find a fresh angle?