Japanese Politician’s Death Threat Treated Like Mere Insult In Western Media

There are two stories here. The first is what happened in Japan. The second is how the UK’s Guardian reported it. What happened in Japan is simple enough: “Japan’s new government is barely a month old, and already one of its most senior members has insulted tens of millions of voters by suggesting that the elderly are an unnecessary drain on the country’s finances. Taro Aso, the finance minister, said on Monday that the elderly should be allowed to ‘hurry up and die’ to relieve pressure Read more […]