Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Color my World

BBC editors map the Crimea (link) and color-out Russia, which is also clipped-away as peripheral. The map looks different if simply changing the color layout -- especially when the Crimea nears the color of Russia...

Here's the BBC map, and a recolor (without needed recropping):

(With poor understanding of events in the Crimea, Ukraine and Russia, I'll sadly know less if looking to US media or the BBC for perspective).

Formerly the BBC tried, somewhat reliably, to maintain a level of neutrality with their reporting. But since the deceitful reign of Tony Blair, the editorial slant has swung decidedly to the right -- in support of an (imagined) resurgent British Empire, "justified" militarism, and comprehensive corporate power, while no longer providing counterviews.