CNN paid glancing attention to the Burma story Saturday morning, Fox was running its biz block, and MSNBC seemed to obsess on the little girl story. To see what was happening on the Burma story, Americans had these options:
BBC World -- excellent coverage, but a limited Internet presence which I tried and found absolutely frustrating (culminating in a Real spokesperson saying that it really wasn't designed to work with Mac).
France-24 -- every time I've sampled it, it seems briefer than Headline News, Press-TV--Iran's state-sponsored answer to CNN.
Al Jazeera English -- which, when I turned it on, had a remarkable half-hour documentary on Darfur, followed by an hour of news the first ten minutes of which focused on Burma (including a report by an AJE correspondent in the Burmese capital with plenty of video), followed by the explosion in Kabul, the lawyer demonstration against Musharraf in Pakistan, followed by a balanced view of the Iranian President's visit to the Americas (including something you rarely see here, comments from domestic Iranian opposition, not the Ghorbanifar crowd of exiles yearning to play the Chalabi role in the forthcoming war), and a long piece on the upcoming Ki ev election.
CNN appears determined to make its international feed unobtainable in this country. But that 90 minutes of AJE was like watching real news; I'll need some time to recover.