posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 12:09 AM
Originally posted by DJW001
reply to post by SuperTripps
30 people died - there really is NO NEWS here of utter importance
I am sorry to hear that you consider any human life to be of no importance.
it was only hyped because of the population zone and nyc
It received worldwide attention because it will have a global economic impact.
and yet after all this barely any deaths
How many deaths would make you happy?
lots of happy, ALIVE people , who will go back to work and live their lives though and have no need for a doom and gloom thread like
This is not a gloom and doom thread. In fact, it is one of the few disaster related threads on ATS that is based on reality. And, as you yourself have
pointed out, the death toll has been remarkably light.
Actually the guy has a bit of a point, it has been non-stop news coverage here in Australia whereas some other events that were far far larger only
got the same or in some cases much less news coverage...
In 2008 Cyclone Nargis killed 138,000... and it did not get as much coverage as Sandy.
Maybe because they are "unpeople", to borrow a phrase from John Pilger, they just aren't as important as white Americans.
The boxing day tsunami killed around 300,000 in 2004. It was in the news, getting equal
coverage as Sandy. Is Sandy really equal in importance
to the boxing day tsunami? To the racist media it is.
Most people do not even remember these events, yet if you were to ask an American what 9/11 was they would look at you in horror. They are more
important you see.
The Chinese floods killed 4,000,000, but how many people randomly asked in the street could tell you about it.
Could you, off the top of your head tell me the year of the Bangladesh cyclone which killed 138,000? Even the decade?
Sandy does deserve coverage, just not as much as its getting. Maybe they should leave some space in the news for other people around the world.
edit on 31-10-2012 by polarwarrior because: (no reason given)