Thursday, September 20, 2007
Al-Jazeera: lead-in for a documentary they are doing on Guantanamo Bay
BBC: whether economic problems in Asia could have a negative impact on the U.S. economy and thus create a global slowdown in 2008
Russia Today: a discussion on the new proposals of the European Commission for regulating the energy markets and limiting non-European companies from what assets they can control
CNN: was OJ Simpson framed in Las Vegas
Yes, perhaps unfair (Russia Today later had a segment on bulletproof vests for dogs, Al-Jazeera focused on a music festival, and the BBC also mentioned the OJ Simpson story), but it also points to another trend: the U.S. has no monopoly on the global transit of information in English nor do the U.S. channels automatically get to determine the direction a story can take, as say CNN could do in 1991.
I can't help but think about the shark attack and Gary Condit stories running on the news the week before 9/11.