So, I received this great question yesterday,
I'm sitting here watching what passes for news coverage on cable TV. So far, they're hurting themselves in their efforts to ignore a couple of stories that are blazing on the internet. How would you assess the difference in news coverage between Europe and the US?
Unfortunately, the only English speaking channel I get in my hotel is CNN International. It gives a much broader perspective and they are not shy about a bit of "editorializing"... The recent victory of Mr. Rudd over Mr. Howard in Australia was accompanied by many reports that being a friend of Bush isn't helping anyone in the US nor around the world.
I will say that there is a very heightened interest in the U.S.presidential election. Many people can't believe that in a country as big as the US, the two front runners are both from NY. They have a real fondness for Bill Clinton and a lot of that lends a favorable impression of Hillary. The former French First Lady, Mme Bernadette Chirac recently endorsed Hillary (11/24/07)... not sure if it carries any weight, but it shows that she also has an international appeal... can go a long way toward rebuilding bridges.
Thanks for the question! What do YOU think?? Click below to add your comments...