04/11/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Haiti, Bill O'Reilly, And The Myth Of The Dark Savage

Like many, I have consumed reports of Haiti's devastation these past few weeks. Like many, I have been saddened by the suffering and loss of life--the stunning vulnerability of an entire nation of people. But I have also found myself disappointed by the media's depictions of Haiti's plight. In both subtle and vulgar ways, a continuing theme has emerged in the aftermath of the quake: A determined fascination with the violence that, by some assessments, continues to hinder Haiti's recovery.

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