Aides to Greek Leader Dropping Like Flies
One of the Greek prime minister's closest aides resigned on Thursday over a land scandal that has left the government at a blank on what exactly to do. Theodore Roussopoulos, the aide who stepped down, was not the first to do so. Another aide to the prime minister stepped down earlier over the exact same issue, according to the International Herald Tribune article.
The issue over the land scandal was brought on over more than 250 land swaps of valuable land that has been traded for cheap tracts of lakeside property with a 1,000-year-old monastery, according to the New York Times article. The NYT later states that the total loss is about $136 million.
Both articles give good background information on the issue. The International Herald Tribune actually gave the name of the aide who stepped down. That was one thing that the New York Times article neglected to do. The International Herald Tribune came from a point of view that the newsworthy topic was the aide stepping down.
The New York Times article was more in-depth. They want on to use personal interviews on what people thought and other peoples' comments that were involved. The New York Times took the newsworthy topic of how the Greek government is in the biggest scandal to hit Greece in a long time. The article went on to talk about how this is effecting Greece and how it something needs to be done soon.
Overall, both articles are good. It is interesting to see how the same story can be covered from two completely different newsworthy focus points.