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I am struggling to understand why our media here in New Zealand has to be so heavily American-centric.  We are fed the minor details of the build up to their presidential races, some astronaut woman attempting murder (or something like that), a car plowing through a petrol station, and other minor nonsense like that happening in USA.

Virginia Tech is understandably a very big and tragic story 😦 There was a New Zealander at the university (survived) and it does make sense to cover stories like these in detail. However even for such a story the time allocated is just ridiculous. Day after day after day it dominates everything. On the radio, on TV, in the papers. Every minute detail. At the same the largest bomb blast in Iraq since the invasion kills almost 200 people, it barely gets a 1 minute coverage on the evening news. Is it that we are coming to believe that American lives are for some reason more important and are more newsworthy?

I understand USA is a strong influence on the world in both the economic and (unfortunately) the military sense. But enough is enough! This is just not fair. Why do we get nothing from Europe at the very least ❓