Friday, June 22, 2007

Journalism: majoring in the minors

Warning: Major Whine Ahead!

I just found out that the recently publicized "Ten Commandments for the Road" from the Vatican were excepted from part of a much longer document. Parts Two and Three of this same document deal with the vital issues of how to help "street women" and the homeless.

Here is the link to the Vatican document site:

Alright! Leave it to the media to focus on the less foundational social issues and leave the more challenging ones in the shadows. Perhaps it would have helped if the order of the parts had been reversed in the presentation.

If you look more closely at the context of the driving discussion there are some very good insights about the place and function of mobility in our modern society. Too bad that the media chose to give this the "Paris Hilton" treatment.

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