Lessons From 'the Abyss of Yesterday's News'

Realizing that "by now, talk of the Iranian elections will have traversed into the abyss of yesterdayâ┚¬Ã¢”ž¢s news," Warehouse magazine contributing writer Mohsen al Attar (7/10/09) still thinks "the events narrate a highly educational tale about the role of media in present-day society": Few would question the media machine's efficiency. Once a major media outlet decides to run with a story–as was done with the Iranian election protests–there is little to arrest its circulation or to challenge the implications the particular telling makes. Of the Iranians and non-Iranians supporting the protests–and they are numerous in Canada alone–an important distinction can […]