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Letter to the editor: Too much coverage of Queen’s passing

Am I the only news-consumer troubled by this clear inequity involving news coverage?
Queen Elizabeth II waving
Queen Elizabeth II waves as she leaves the Royal York Hotel in Toronto Friday October 11, 2002. The Queen left for New Brunswick where she will continue her twelve-day Golden Jubilee tour of Canada. (CP PHOTO/Kevin Frayer)

So much very important news, notably worldly suffering and tragedy, has been overridden and omitted to make available as much newsprint and broadcast-time as possible for the passing of Queen Elizabeth.

With all due respect, she's one person, however beloved and special to many people. Am I the only news-consumer troubled by this clear inequity involving news coverage?

Every time I turned to Canada's national CBC news channel, day or night, it was various forms of this.

A renowned newsman once justly implicated the Western world's news coverage and consuming callousness and imbalance: “A hundred Pakistanis going off a mountain in a bus make less of a story than three Englishmen drowning in the Thames.”

Frank Sterle Jr.  

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