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Ok, EuroTribbers, I need your help.

Since I can only read two languages, I am only able to look at news about Obama and his trip to Europe in English and in Dutch.

This means I've been reading the US news, the BBC news website, and Dutch news regarding the G20.

Obviously, the next big event is the NATO summit.

Anyway, here's where I need your multilingual help:

Is it just me, or is the way the US news is covering Obama's trip (and his role in the G20 meetings) vastly different from how media in the EU is covering it?

Namely, it's all happy-happy-awesome-rah-rah-America-Obama vs., uh, reality?

Tell me I'm not imagining this.

I feel like I'm reading about two different G20s and two different presidents.  It's rah-rah-America versus skepticism, at least as far as I can tell.

Makes my head spin.

by Plutonium Page (page dot vlinders at gmail dot com) on Thu Apr 2nd, 2009 at 05:28:22 PM EST
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You make me afraid I've weeded all of the variety out of my news consumption!  NPR, PBS, BBC, France 24, Deutsche Welle, RT all kind of have the same tone about it.  None of it very "happy-happy-awesome-rah-rah-America-Obama vs., uh, reality."  Most of it a combo of: real change never comes out of these things so we don't expect any/it could have gone off a lot worse, at least they seem to be getting along/interview with random protester/spot about how fashionable Michelle is.  Blah blah blah...

"Talking nonsense is the sole privilege mankind possesses over the other organisms." -Dostoevsky
by poemless on Thu Apr 2nd, 2009 at 05:43:16 PM EST
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