But while I don't have a team of researchers to do this for me, I bet that - if someone were to do a comparison of column inches and the viewership concentrated on Guantanamo compared to those covering the genocide in Darfur, ...... that is the detention without trial of 650 suspected combatants, compared to the murder of around 200,000 people and the ethnic cleansing of around 2 million people, along with the attendant brutalities, rapes, destruction and theft....
.... I think I know which has had more coverage.
As Nick Cohen puts it,
Why isn’t every liberal newspaper and liberal party fulminating? Because genocide is out of fashion, dear. It may make a retro return in 2008, say, or 2009. Books called We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed will win literary prizes. Lachrymose documentaries will appear on BBC2, probably narrated by Fergal Keane. The Church of England will apologise, as it invariably does. They will all cry: ‘Never again!’ And at that precise moment, it will be happening again.