Do we get what we want or what we're given?
How can the BBC go from one news story on the Haiti disaster to another on a football manager who has been charged with tax evasion, and introduce it as 'BREAKING NEWS'? From a story about 50,000+ deaths in the past two days, to a single person who is only important to his family, friends and a handful of football fans who is a possible thief...and the latter is 'BREAKING'??
Music on the news, why? To keep people entertained?
Now, the Haiti disaster is the top story (I'm watching as I write), within two days it will be second or third and within a week or two it will not be mentioned, until a month has passed then there will be 'One Month After Special'. But don't worry, they will replace the top story with something utterly informative like, Madonna has decided to get married again, or Tom Cruise has broken a toenail.
Also, of all the personal stories that they could have covered, they show an interview with an American Christian missionary who is amongst a plane full of Christian missionaries leaving the country. Are we happy because 'the Westerners' are safe? Also, it's slightly ironic that the missionaries are leaving, I would think that in Haiti's 'Hour of greatest need' - as Obama called it - the missionaries would be in their ideal environment. But, maybe you should only do 'God's Work' if it's safe to do so.
I think we'll finish on that ironic note....