The “Silent Lie” in Coverage of Madagascar’s Famine

“World News Tonight” anchor traveled to the island nation, where severe drought is causing sandstorms and crop failure, leaving more than 1 million people malnourished and facing starvation. “As they cannot plant, it’s affecting their food security,” Patrick Vercammen, the World Food Programme’s emergency coordinator here, told Muir during a visit to Akanka Fokotany, an…