Derek McMillan Posted June 11, 2005 Share Posted June 11, 2005 It is a pity it took Jamie Oliver to highlight the state of school dinners. It took Geldof to highlight poverty. It took Galloway to draw attention to the war. It is tempting to conclude that the TV just likes celebrities and cannot deal with issues in a grown-up way. They use the word "celebrity" to sell exploitation shows of the kind British audiences (or at least Chris Tarrant) ridiculed when they were shown on Japanese TV. For all their talk about poverty and making poverty history, they have ignored the mass movement in Bolivia, poor people who are trying to make poverty history by reclaiming the natural resources of the country are not as interesting as Geldof. Although the BBC website has covered the story, the TV news has generally steered clear of it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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