The News Told of the Terror

This poem was written as a reaction to the way the Financial Times reported the Earthquake in Italy in April 2009. Front page news, which is not surprising, but it reported it as a malign , almost premeditated event, like you would read about a terrorist attack and it got me thinking. What provided the paradox was the report on page four of four soldiers that were killed in Afghanistan, where the reporting felt more like it was a natural disaster. It evoked my ire at the upside down world of Politics and spin doctoring to make things seem like they are not.