Media have the concentration span of a hummingbird

02 Dec, 2005
 None    Politics

We need real professionals

Hummingbird The world's first International Media and Environment Summit was held in Borneo, Malaysia, in the state of Sarawak, between November 30 and December 2, 2005.
The world's media have been criticized for being too negative in its reporting of environmental issues, crying wolf and overstating the doomsday scenario and at the same time having the concentration span of a hummingbird as stated by David Suzuki, film-maker.
Alan Thompson, the Chief Executive of News World International, said: "It is all very simple - the media leads public awareness, public awareness leads to public opinion, public opinion leads to public policy."

The Prophet RAEL made the following statement today, following reports on this news event:
This applies to all subjects, including how religious minorities are described, sometimes as "sects" or "cults"
One more time we need to replace journalists (and politicians) who have "the concentration span of a hummingbird" by real professionals, scientists mainly, and mostly sociologists, psychologists, neurologists, geneticists, to make new media (and governments) with the concentration span of an eagle.