Take, for example, the almost simultaneous deaths of Mother Theresa and Princess Diana in 1997. This blogger happened to be in Delhi at the time, in Mother Theresa's adopted country. Hard to say anyone noticed her during the media assault about Diana and Dodi Fayed.
In 1991 everyone watched the Gulf War I and pretty much ignored the collapse of the Soviet Union (yawn).
In 2003 everyone watched Gulf War II and pretty much ignored the SARS virus (too depressing, no footage).
And in November 2010, as SWAT teams raided kollels in Jerusalem, Bet Shemesh and Bnei Brak, seizing forged ID cards and arresting rabbonim, the haredi community of Bet Shemeh was preoccupied with far more important matters, namely, the construction of a staircase between Maapilei Egoz St. and the Kirya Haredit (or Haredis or whatever). Truly profound.
Chadash Asur eagerly perused the remaining 72-odd pages of Chadash (or Chodosh or whatever) in search of some buried reference to the events of the week. Apart from an editorial about farm animals that could have been a reference to anything, C.A came up with a small item on page 47 about some unexplained police raids during the week, but mostly about a slapstick police raid on the wrong kollel. The NKVD can't tell Belz from Telz, apparently.
Here, then, is the extent of Chadash's reporting of the events which rocked the haredi world this week:
In Chadash Asur's rather twisted mind, this self-censorship evokes the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's description of the only way to escape the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal:
A rather large creature that likes to eat things.
The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast is so mind-bogglingly stupid that it thinks that if you can't see it, it can't see you. Therefore, the best defense against a Bugblatter Beast is to wrap a towel around your head.