Today's Tennessean has a story about the Titans' disappointing season on the cover. No mention of the latest news about the tsunami aid effort. While expressing my displeasure at this to a friend, he tried to frame it in terms of 9/11, saying they likely didn't give us much coverage in the media, either. How can you compare an act of nature to terrorism? We had worldwide coverage and massive sympathy from quite a few countries. People were horrified that other humans could do something like that with no provocation and outside the scope of an established military conflict. So that claim falls flat. It was as if he wanted to villify the innocents who died in order to justify an editorial decision that was, in my opinion, in poor taste. A full-page spread of the events is not necessary, but there should be a mention, an update on the conditions. Frame it in local terms if necessary. It's what they do for the war. There are many things far more important that Steve McNair's injuries.
There is no one to blame for the loss of 150,000 lives. Their religions played no part in what happened. It is tragic. It deserves our attention, as well as a sustained effort to help those people heal their lives.