Monday, May 26, 2014

No News is Good News


"No news is good news" is not always right.
If you were among the relatives of the passengers of the Malaysian Airlines flight 370 waiting for the daily news conference to update them about the search and rescue operation of the plane that went missing last March and you say "no news is good news" you would likely have been kicked and beaten by the angry crowd.

If you look for a situation in which the proverb is right, you do not need to think long or go far. For years we have been used to the daily news of killing and destruction in our country. When I listen to news bulletins or ask family members or relatives about the news of Iraq and the answer is no news, I breathe a sigh of relief and say "no news is good news."

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