Closing Thought–05Jun17

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Those damn terrorists have struck again and in England again!

The UK has had 3 attacks in 2 months.

And as typical the MSM has jumped on this with both feet….we have interviews with everyone from a victim to the pizza delivery guy that was in the neighborhood when the attack occurred.

I have been bitching about the coverage of these attacks from day one…the MSM goes straight for the sensational and the speculative and avoids any real news about the attackers or the attack.

The media is doing nothing to inform in the public….all they accomplish is to further the fear and the confusion.

Finally people are starting to see the misguided attempts at news….

This article was originally published on The Conversation.

News coverage of the Manchester terrorist attack was sadly familiar: cellphone videos of screaming victims; details of first responders’ hectic efforts; “Was it terrorism?” guesswork; speculation about the perpetrator. In this case, the horror was amplified by so many of the killed and wounded being young people.

Since the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, covering the type of violence inspired by al-Qaeda or the Islamic State (IS) has become a staple of the news media’s repertoire. Collectively, this reporting increases the public’s sense of vulnerability: An evil is out there, unpredictable and ferocious, sure to strike again.

Source: Mainstream media outlets are dropping the ball with terrorism coverage – Salon.com

In the end the public has no idea what are the causes other than some simplistic idea of hatred…..the population remains woefully ignorant.

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11 thoughts on “Closing Thought–05Jun17

  1. Extra! Extra! Read All About it! – Right wing has convinced everyone that political correctness is something real – not something rockheads made up to make it seem they were being persecuted for not being able to use all the old racist slang and jokes with impunity. And now everyone bashes “mainstream media” as if it were something real too and not a made up term for righties who felt persecuted by the truth. What is non-permitted speech by the right to be called and with a million or more readers/listeners, what is Alex Jones but mainstream?

  2. The cause is simple. There is an ancient ideology that has world domination in the name of their deity as their goal. It surfaced and was stopped in the days of The Crusades and now it is on the march again. There is no other cause.

  3. Some of the news reporting in the wake of these attacks has been shameful. Even the normally reliable BBC has stooped to pushing microphones in the faces of those involved, asking stupid questions like “How do you feel?” Last night, one hopeless young woman reporter was interviewing the sister of a young man killed in the London Bridge attack. She asked her “Will you miss your brother?”
    Is it any wonder that they are not looking into the issues, when their reporters are out and about asking such inane and insulting questions?
    Best wishes, Pete.

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