Whether it’s Elitist or not to point out the disparity, the fact remains that these kinds of media flares have become standard.

Lynn Rosenvall taught me that the world is divided up into large media zones. There’s no conspiracy about them – regions of the world just have different points of view and are dominated by different stories on different days.

Our little neck of the woods up here is dominated by the Michael Jackson story. I don’t know if we’re all the more richer or poorer for it. Would the news be greeted by yawns or passion? After all, there’s no oil buried underneath Honduras…