Highlighting Western Victims While Ignoring Victims of Western Violence


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Highlighting Western Victims While Ignoring Victims of Western Violence

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Highlighting Western Victims While Ignoring Victims of Western Violence

Yemeni rescuers carry the body of a baby girl who was retrieved from the rubble of their home after the building was struck overnight by Saudi-led coalition air strikes on February 10, 2016 in the capital Sanaa. (Photo: Mohammed Huwai/AFP/Getty Images)

For days now, American cable news has broadcast non-stop coverage of the horrific attack in Brussels. Viewers repeatedly heard from witnesses and from the wounded. Video was shown in a loop of the terror and panic when the bombs exploded. Networks dispatched their TV stars to Brussels, where they remain. NPR profiled the lives of several of the airport victims. CNN showed a moving interview of a wounded, bandage-wrapped Mormon American teenager speaking from his Belgium hospital bed.

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