A reader writes:
Hi! I hope that you are well and that you had a very nice birthday. As you have been consistently covering on your blog, the situation for Iraqi’s religious minorities and refugees is getting worse, and it seems like nothing is being done about it
There is a very good reason why more people aren’t enraged about the plights of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq.
They simply don’t know what’s happening.
Unfortunately, up until now, the persecutions and ethnic cleansing in Iraq are largely a “bubble” story. Participants in the Catholic blogosphere are aware of what’s going on, as are high-information citizens who closely follow the international news, but unfortunately, these news stories are largely underreported on the main sources of news for many people: the evening and nighttime network news. I have noticed that many ordinary people are completely unaware of what’s going on in Iraq.
Reports on what’s going on in Iraq are all over the Internet, but you have to look for them. Newspapers are mentioning the story, and cable news is too, but the main networks have not given these issues the air time they deserve, and as a result, a lot of people who would be concerned if they knew. are totally oblivious.
The horrors in Iraq aren’t being covered as much as they ought to be. The story isn’t being publicized as much as it should, and if the network news broadcasts were to talk about the problems more, that could really make a difference.
People who are concerned about this should send messages to the network news stations and ask for more coverage:
CBS News: http://www.cbsnews.com/contact-us/