Media Coverage in Haiti

Commenting on the coverage by the media of the crisis in Haiti here on NET, the network of the Brooklyn Diocese.  On the one hand...one the other hand....is here.

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7 years 11 months ago
I think CNN has done great work covering Haiti. And is not all publicity good for present and future relief? Beside reporters I've seen Hollywood actors, singers, sportman, doctors, pols, relgious leaders both lay and clerical all over TV but have not seen even one Catholic cleric or lay person on any national channel cable or broadcast. I know CRS and Jesuit relief plus many other Catholic groups are on the ground in great numbers to serve an 80% Catholic country; but never in front of a camera or mike. The archbishop was killed along with many seminarians, the cathedral is demolished and yet no media presence for Catholic leaders.Was a Catholic bishop dispatched to Haiti to lead? To show the Cross? And yes I think it is most important to show presence and the failure to show presence concerns me.I talking to a a priest in Wash. DC and asked what he saw. He said he saw the CRS spokesperson on TV but it was a local station. What's up?

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