Don't want to come across as anti-American here, but I am always baffled as to why some people get more news time when something happens to them than others. Example1: Hurricane Katrina. Apparently the final death toll is less than 1000 but it was on the news for more than a week solid. Earthquake in Pakistan - death toll more than 19,000. Got 1 days coverage in news and basically have now moved on to other things. Example2: Tsunami last year in which a lot of Western tourists were killed. Coverage for weeks on end. There was an earthquake/bad flooding in Bangladesh about a year before which killed numbers greater than the tsunami yet the coverage was again for 1 or 2 days. Are some lives more important than others?