“FIENDISHLY DIFFICULT!” gasps the BBC about crossing the Florida Straits “SHARKS! JELLYFISH!–SHEER DISTANCE!” (Yes, the report’s about Diana Nyad)
Here's the BBC's Sarah Rainsford reporting from Cuba. (what's with English gals and their teeth anyway?)
But nothing from the BBC about the fiendish difficulties below:
And yet yet hundreds of thousands of Cubans have braved these fiendish difficulties on craft most of us wouldn't board outside a backyard swimming pool, and were utterly ignored by the BBC (along with most of the worldwide media.)
And yet the BBC (and most of the worldwide media) have run numerous specials on the horrors of the Berlin Wall. Estimates of the dead while trying to cross the Berlin Wall run from 136 to 1200 (from a pop. of 18 million).
Estimates of the dead attempting to escape Cuba while following Diana Nyad's exact route run from 20,000--80,0000 (from a pop. of 7-10 million.)