This is a powerful, must-read article from Russia’s news station, RT. RT reports that after weeks of travel, hardships and uncertainty, some 8,000 exhausted refugees have finally made it to Germany. This is currently the most popular news story on Twitter under the following hash-tags: #Germany #refugees
Source: Thousands of refugees reach Germany after Hungary & Austria surrender to exodus — RT News
RT also describes how the mass exodus via Austria came after Hungary gave up on its attempts to stop the progress of asylum seekers and bused them to its northern border.
It’s remarkable that despite massive resources being deployed by the American mainstream media that it’s the Russian media‘s viewpoint that is most popular on social media.
This leads me to an open question:
Are we perhaps seeing some bias from the American media, keen to focus on the humanitarian refugee crisis and deflect attention from the causes, which include US foreign policy interventions under President Obama?
I just found your blog somehow and enjoyed reading your post. I think you are right – the US media is not asking too many questions, in case the public would be upset and they would lose ratings. The Iraq War certainly started to destabilize the middle-east. The people here do not like refugees unless they are white, Christians, etc. One Republican candidate wants to build a fence between the US and Canada in case any refugee comes that way. The US refugee program allows only 70,000 per year, from any area and thus far has only accepted about 1,400 from Syria. The US likes to look at all these problems from a distance and hope that because of the vast ocean between the US and Europe, the refugee crisis won’t come to these shores…
Thanks for sharing your views. You touch some interesting points about media ratings