“Why are the Americans more concerned than us? We never hear them speak out when villagers are killed by lions and elephants in Hwange.”
PJM- In the United States, the shooting of one lion is vastly more important than the trafficking of baby parts by a taxpayer-funded abortion outlet. According to Newsbusters, broadcast news shows spent more time in one day on Cecil the lion than they did on the Planned Parenthood videos in two weeks.
The lion story is also garnering more attention than the icky Planned Parenthood story on social media. (Perhaps people are taking their cue from Planned Parenthood and the White House, who argue that the story is a phony scandal about “selectively edited” videos. Of course, when questioned by Breitbart’s Charlie Spiering Thursday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest freely admitted that he was getting his talking points directly from Planned Parenthood!)
In Zimbabwe, the untimely passing of Cecil the lion has not set off what anyone would call a media firestorm, a brushfire, or even a spark in a trash can. In fact, the story has gone largely unnoticed.
“What lion?” acting information minister Prisca Mupfumira asked in response to a request for comment about Cecil, who was at that moment topping global news bulletins and generating reams of abuse for his killer on websites in the United States and Europe.
The government has still given no formal response, and on Thursday the papers that chose to run the latest twist in the Cecil saga tucked it away on inside pages.
One title had to rely on foreign news agency copy because it failed to send a reporter to the court appearance of two locals involved.
Meanwhile in suburban Minneapolis, the dental practice of this week’s “Emmanuel Goldstein” is under siege: MORE