Sat, Nov 24, 2001 - Page 8 News List


It's simply false, then, that media in Taiwan have ignored global "angles" that might lead to a well-rounded perspective of our place in the world. Localized myths are not flaccid, and they hold their own against globalized myths.

The underlying suggestion by media theorists, at least ones that like to blow the whistle on an overly Americanized pattern of information and reception, is that better myths are waiting to be explored, unearthed, and cashed-in.

But the fact of the matter is that if myths are globalized, if reporting is entirely borderless and pseudo-objective, shrinkage may occur in all the wrong places, leaving the remaining media conglomerates towering over the remaining myths. Alarmist and myth-building? First-rate.

Sydney C.K. Wong


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