Too often news is thrown out to the public in bits and pieces. Audiences are expected to be able to read between the lines, decipher the message and understand the bigger picture all within a few seconds with the help of a quick sound bite, image and short commentary.
Too rarely does anyone actually paint the whole picture, bringing larger issues into focus with regards to recent news. The audience is left to fend for itself, trying to make sense of issues and occurrences that matter, but are far too obscure to put into perspective in a brief mention.
Making sense of the big picture is something I seem to do instinctively. And that is what I will do here. Bring bigger stories into focus for those that care to read them.