posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 08:39 AM
I believe what really needs to occur is a delicate balance between what is shown and what is not shown to the general public in regards to news
coverage of terrorist attacks.
On one side, you are very correct. When a terrorist attack is covered so widely by many news organizations, one would have to be extremely ignorant to
think that the terrorist organization is not getting satisfaction out of watching the turmoil they have caused. So by not covering the event, we
remove a great motivator for terrorist attacks.
However, the general public should be kept in the 'info loop' so they are aware of the danger and are able to react accordingly to protect
themselves and others.