Sunday, January 26, 2014

Not cool enough for the big blogs

For unkown reasons, the mandate went out 2 days ago to the People Like Us  blogs: of all the international news stories that might be covered, protest photos from Kiev were the one thing that should make the cut. See e.g  Gawker, Crooked Timber, Nick Kristof, and Josh Marshall.

On the other hand, if you're in, e.g. Aleppo and under constant air attack from Bashar al-Assad while his foreign minister bleats in Montreux about being the real victim, you don't count.

Above, Aleppo residents use a baby's cot to retrieve possessions from an apartment building hit by an Al-Assad airstrike.

Photo: Reuters stringer.