It’s quite chilling that the following news story did not – or barely – blipped on British news.
This week’s coverage has been utterly squiffy: headlining for what seemed an eternity was coverage of Michael Jackson’s funeral; the memorial to the victims of the London attacks in 2005 was relegated to second to last place.
Meanwhile, the murder of 32-year-old Marwa al-Sherbini in a courtroom in Dresden, Germany, did not even register.
Marwa was murdered in front of her three-year-old son and her husband, who was subsequently shot in the leg by security officers as he tried to stop the attacker stabbing his pregnant wife 18 times.
Her attacker, known only as Alex W., was in court after he called her a ‘terrorist’ and was subsequently fined 780 euros.
He was in the process of appealing when he attacked.
The case just gets worse and worse, yet somehow has been deemed almost un-newsworthy.
But this is news.
It is the only news that matters.
When an event such as this passes without note, yet the demise of a singer is covered for days, we must acknowledge that we are living in dark times indeed.