(Author's Note - as ever, I am not 'The Devil's Kitchen')
DK must rue the day he granted access to an Irish Catholic Glaswegian prone to all his adjectives' foibles - however, it was difficult to watch tonight's 'Channel 4 News' without wishing to headbutt the TV and then pray for forgiveness.
Its coverage of the Burmese cyclone disaster seems to be as heavily weighted towards critique of the Burmese regime as towards reporting the terrible human scale of this entirely natural catastrophe. That Burma is led by a shower of nasty old tossers is not in question; that they have cocked up the relief effort probably goes without saying (yesterday, a little iron(y) entered the soul upon seeing George W. Bush preaching to the Burmese about, of all things, disaster relief) - yet Channel 4's focus on them, as opposed to the victims, makes one wonder whether its editors think the victims are just convenient stiffs, bodies conveniently dead for the making of political points, specifically that one's own ideology and form of government are superior to those of others; perhaps proving that as far as Channel 4's concerned, the victims are nothing more than corpses in sarongs.
One might have thought that Channel 4 might have been a little deeper into the whole brotherhood of man thang than other broadcasters; but as we say in Glasgow, see what thought did.