America through MetaFilter

Oprah gives away some cars on her show (276 of them) to members of the studio audience, all of them designated as ‘needy’. Me-Fi’s go nuts – 127 comments and counting.

A post about the death of Mazen al-Tomasi, an Arabian reporter whose was killed by shrapnel from American missile fire, all of which was graphically caught on camera – 65 comments and counting.

That’s HALF the number of comments. Something is seriously wrong.

Disclaimer: Yes I know that using MeFi isn’t the best basis on which to judge a nation but the comparison struck me. Read what you will into it.