Sunday, September 18, 2016

We don't give a shit about the world unless Donald Trump brings it up

From the BBC Global News podcast:

[After discussing the accidental bombing of Syrian military forces by the U.S.]
Emilio San Pedro: And how is this playing in the U.S. media and is it having any effect on campaigning for the presidency?

Laura Bicker: It's interesting I've been glued to the U.S. networks all day and not a single mention has been made so far of what is happening in Syria today. I'm sure that will change. They are obsessed solely with the U.S. election.
Bicker did then go on to predict that the American networks might mention the incident in the next news cycle. But only because Trump might try to use the incident to criticize the Obama administration for not following his own half-baked policies.