I came across this little item in the Guardian this morning.
.........Harvey has killed an estimated 44 Texans and forced some 32,000 into shelters since it struck, a week ago.
.....In the past few days, more than 1,200 people have been killed, and the lives of some 40 million others turned upside down, by torrential rain in northern India, southern Nepal, northern Bangladesh and southern Pakistan.
That there is a disparity in the global attention paid to these two natural disasters is hardly a novelty. It’s as old as the news itself, expressed in one, perhaps apocryphal Fleet Street maxim like a law of physics: “One dead in Putney equals 10 dead in Paris equals 100 dead in Turkey equals 1,000 dead in India equals 10,000 dead in China.”
I am left wondering why one is more important than the other as far as the media is concerned.