In the State of Georgia a run -off election for two Senate seats this coming week will determine who controls the US Senate.
The outcome will determine how effective the upcoming Biden administration will be on everything from their Covid-19 response to Foreign Policy and Trade – issues which will significantly impact on the World economy and our own.
It would be really nice if we saw or read some informed news coverage of this unprecedented event and its international iimplications in our own mainstream media.
Yes , it’s not as if we can do anything about it or affect the outcome of these run-off elections, but we are citizens not just of New Zealand but of the World and keeping us reliably informed about significant world events (such as how the future of the upcoming US government is on a decision knife edge) is surely one of the functions of our news gathering organisations.
Bryan Bruce is one of NZs most respected documentary makers and public intellectuals who has tirelessly exposed NZs neoliberal economic settings as the main cause for social issues.