Thursday, 4 September 2008

The International Herald Tribune's coverage of Palin

First off, I'd like to thank the IHT for letting me know that someone who could very possibly become the president of the world's most powerful country named her children, and I am not making this up:
  • Track
  • Bristol (soon to be married to Levi)
  • Willow
  • Piper
  • Trig

Now we've got that out of the way, I'll say that since W. we all want to know who could be running the U.S.A as soon as possible, and I have no problems learning about Palin.

But as to the absurdly large two-column piece on the 'first Dude' (her husband) in today's IHT (page 7; 4 Star Atlantic edition)?

That's just too much gun, as they like to say in the Cotswolds when an unnecessarily large amount of effort, horsepower or action is used to achieve a particular outcome - in this case, informing us about Palin.

As to the entire (and larger than usual) letters column being devoted to Palin, the same could also be said.

I'll leave IHT readers to make draw their own comparisons between this piece (plus photo) and others in today's paper, and the relative allocation of precious news hole space.

Easy tigers, this is meant to be a newspaper for an international audience. Isn't it?

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