Monday, March 14, 2011

Unmitigated Disaster

Scenes from Japan will just rip the heart right out of your chest. The most moving are from British journalists, whose reports seem both visually and verbally unscripted. One phrase which particularly struck me was a reference to "a body is removed with as mich dignity as an old blanket can afford." Their focus is on what they are looking at, unlike American journalists whose effort is to dazzle the viewer with scripted prose and camerawork employing closeups of details. At any rate, the devastation in that country is awful.

1 comment:

Bartender Cabbie said...

What strikes me is that there is apparently very little in the way of looting. No gunplay, etc. A bit different than New Orleans after Katrina or Detroit if they win some championship or other.

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