Cemetery Story: Disappointing
Thanks Paulo for the link to this story in Slate about homeless people who live(d) in the Palm Grove cemetery, Monrovia. [Since the story was written, the cops have reportedly cleared out all the squatters.] My two cents: the reporter and photographer could have done a better job humanizing the phenomenon they're reporting on. Strikes me as just another look-how-crazy-these-Africans-are story. What is the value of showing the guys mugging with the skull? She doesn't even get the cemetery's name right. Tourists.
I read somewhere once that all foreign correspondents are liars. It's an overstatement, but the fact that they (we?) publish their work back home, far away, means that they're hardly accountable to the people they write about.