Monday, December 13, 2010

Soccer riots in Moscow? Blogger reports call media into question

Surveying Western media reports of the deadly riots in downtown Moscow Saturday, I'm struck by the fact that 1) you could count on one hand the number of Western media outlets that covered the events; 2) the few Western news organizations that bothered to report the story emphasized "football."

All these headlines are misleading at best:
Russian bloggers who were there live, shooting video, tweeting, and blogging, described a terrible series of events that had almost nothing to do with the sport of football.

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