This is a really neat comparison of some Time covers in the US, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific in 2011. Check it out. Do Americans need the “PG version” of the news?
I think this goes right along with the documentary Why We Fight. How many of us truly know what is going on in the government and overseas by just reading the national news?
Sure we have Freedom of Press, but how free is a press that doesn’t believe in telling us what is actually going on in the world. The news is put on at a level Americans can apparently handle it. And apparently we can’t.