MDG week: Only criticism of the stars accepted

if you read Bono’s recent column in the New York Times he would have you believe that Ghana’s progress is because of the goals!

He further suggests that poor performance in the Congo is due to the financial crises and food shortages. Gasp! Where is my oxygen mask? Have you not heard that Ghana is growing rapidly because of smart economic policies and that Congo is the center of a war zone which barely has an economy?

That is Rupa Subramanya Dehejia in the WSJ’s India Journal. On balance, shared humanitarian goals are a good thing, but it is as though the journalistic world has collectively turned off their critical faculties for MDG week. Deheija seems to be one exception. The Guardian prefers to go after Bono more personally.

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  1. “but it is as though the journalistic world has collectively turned off their critical faculties for MDG week”

    It’s all about the free cookies.