Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Make Poverty History (but first....)

Does anyone else see the massive disconnect exhibited by a British media which lionizes Bob Geldof for engaging in mindless emotional blackmail like this:
He said if Mr Blair met objections from other world leaders, who have been arriving in Scotland through the day, he should remind them of the 50,000 people dying daily because they were too poor to live.
...while at the same time wildly celebrating having won the obligation to spend up to £5 billion on a sporting event?

I'd like to know why the BBC doesn't ask the sainted Geldof if he "backed the bid".


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