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