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14 dead is more important than the Japan disaster. The problem with our media.

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posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 10:31 AM
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I was just reading the paper this morning and noticed this atrocity. I had to make a quick clip and post it as this is what is wrong with our media. I don't see how 14 being killed on a bus deserves to be on the front page while thousands are dead in Japan. I just had to vent about the situation.




posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 10:36 AM
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Yeah I think every other paper has the disaster covered.



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 10:38 AM
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reply to post by stigup
 


local tragedy always takes priority over foreign.



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 10:43 AM
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reply to post by stigup
 


Who would have thought that a local paper would prioritise local events?

Come on people, boycott these rags and support the nationals!!



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 10:51 AM
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A Singular loss of life is just as important as a thousand lost lives, Everybody knows about the Tsuanami, theres no point in reporting it over and over



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 10:51 AM
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local tragedy always takes priority over foreign.
Don't worry, when Yellowstone erupts I'll be eating my cereal and reading about the local car crash.



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 10:56 AM
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reply to post by WhizPhiz
 


not worried at all, im no were near yellowstone so ill be aiight...enjoy ur last bowl of cereal.



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 10:58 AM
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I understand about local tragedy but this paper is all over NYC. They could of at least did it vice versa, but I guess what can I expect. It's as if they are saying don't worry about Japan we are more important, when in fact everyone is just as equally important.



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 10:59 AM
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enjoy ur last bowl of cereal.
My last? My last bowl of cereal will be when Yellowstone erupts? Good to know.



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:05 AM
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i think that our focus on the violent and tragic is what's wrong with the media. it isn't such a shock to see that a local disaster (albeit a fraction of the depravity seen in Japan) takes precedent over an international one. Especially a few days, or i guess a week already, has elapsed since the original event. I think the papers think that dead americans sells better than dead japanese.
the real shocker would be to see a paper with the headline NEW STUDY SHOWS 99.9% OF HUMANITY PREFERS PEACE TO WAR or WOULDN'T THE WORLD BE A BETTER PLACE IF WE ALL JUST FORGOT OUR DIFFERENCES AND DEVOTED OURSELVES TO PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE? or REAL HUMANS WANT PEACE, ILLUMINATI SOURCE OF ALL WORLD'S CONFLICTS.



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:08 AM
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Lets just think about this logically for a second. Your bold statement that "local tragedy always takes priority" is absurd. What if the worste local accident they could come up with was a car crash killing 3 people? Still worth the front page? Compared to a story involving tens of thousands of deaths, an earthquake, a tsunami, a piece of sinking land, a nuclear melt down, possibly another on the way, and recently a volcanic eruption. I don't say this often, but , you, and all the people that starred your post need to wake up. They clearly are downplaying the significance of this event in order to dampen fears. Just look at how people on ATS are reacting to these events.


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posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 01:26 PM
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I don't think you would be quite so crude if one of those 14 had been one of your familly members, well atleast i hope not anyway.



posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 01:05 AM
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I don't think you would be quite so crude if one of those 14 had been one of your familly members
Is that directed at me? If so, yes I would still think exactly the same thing if one of my family members was in the crash. I would be able to realize, there are more important things beyond me and my family, I'm not egotistical enough to think they are going to put that story on the front page instead of something so much worse on so many levels it's barely comprehensible. Of course I would be worrying more about more own family member than the deaths of strangers, but did you actually KNOW anyone in that crash with 14 dead? I truly CANNOT believe people find this acceptable. I really give up, the world is screwed, when even people on ATS are this blind to reality, there is no hope...


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posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 03:03 AM
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They dedicated 9 pages to the local accident and 7 to the Japan events, I think that is plenty. It's not like they just put the incident in a little corner next to other news. Besides, this looks like a cheap sensationalist paper that will display on the front the more gory events and that is why the crash is on the front page.



posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 03:24 AM
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Yes, 7 pages is plenty, but having it 9 pages AFTER an event 999999x less drastic is ridiculous.

In reality, if Yellowstone suddenly erupted and killed thousands, you damn well better believe I want to know, and it damn well better be on the 1st page of the newspaper.

I don't want to flip through 9 pages before I see that, in fact I want to see it on the front page at the shop, prompting me to buy it and read more.

And an news agency that would choose to put a crash killing 14 on the front page, instead of such huge events, are either completely insane or downplaying the severity and significance of events.



posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 03:46 AM
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your venting was totally justified.



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