Lessons From ‘the Abyss of Yesterday’s News’

Realizing that “by now, talk of the Iranian elections will have traversed into the abyss of yesterday’s news,” Warehouse magazine contributing writer Mohsen al Attar (7/10/09) still thinks “the events narrate a highly educational tale about the role of media in present-day society”: Few would question the media machine’s efficiency. Once a major media outlet decides to run with a story–as was done with the Iranian election protests–there is little to arrest its circulation or to challenge the implications the particular telling makes. Of the Iranians and non-Iranians supporting the protests–and they are numerous in Canada alone–an important distinction can […]