Friday, June 25, 2004
Interestingly enough, Amy Goodman on Democracy Now addressed the Darfur issue on Wednesday -- Sudan Facing Worst Humanitarian Disaster in the World. They also gave a briefer report on May 24: Sudan: 350,000 May Die in Worsening Crisis. Despite her criticism that this conflict "is rarely mentioned, especially by the US media," Nicholas Kristof got onto the issue long before she did. The earliest story of his that I found in the New York Times online archive was from March 24, 2004. The earliest NPR story that I was able to find was on the Tavis Smiley show on May 7, 2004. Talk of the Nation discussed the issue on May 19, 2004. Thus two other US media operations, certainly bigger than Democracy Now, discussed the issue before Amy Goodman.