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16-04-2013, 06:30 AM #1
Have you guys seen this pretty bad i have to say thoughts definitly go to those affected.
Interesting the government is trying to not use the T word when maybe if this happened a few years ago they might have over used it.
16-04-2013, 06:39 AM #2
16-04-2013, 10:03 AM #3
16-04-2013, 10:04 AM #4
Wow I didn't know that and it makes it even worse, that article nearly made me cry at the horror of it to be honest. Really bad.
16-04-2013, 10:05 AM #5This is news to me. Boston got bombed for real?
Yeah i heard some mutterings on twitter and its on the Guardian today and probably the news channels so it must be real.
16-04-2013, 10:12 AM #6
16-04-2013, 10:22 AM #7
I've just a question to ask. I'm not trying to make light or downplay the events in Boston, but it's been annoying me today.
How many of you reading about the bombs that went off in Boston also heard about the bombs that went off in Baghdad yesterday? Which killed and injured more people.
The world is a fucked up place, but why does it only matter when it affects white people?
16-04-2013, 10:24 AM #8
16-04-2013, 10:26 AM #9
The short answer is that bombs go off in Baghdad on almost a monthly basis.
16-04-2013, 10:29 AM #10
16-04-2013, 10:32 AM #11
But less newsworthy.
16-04-2013, 10:34 AM #12
16-04-2013, 10:34 AM #13
So how about instead of everyone pro-claiming Boston to be such a tragic and terrible event and instead of Sky News spending the next week running round the clock coverage on it, we treat the Boston bombs the same way we would treat a bomb in Baghdag, all be it with a pince of "it's usual for a bomb to go off in Boston".
Just because bombs go off a lot in Baghdad doesn't mean it's any less tragic that 30 people died from it.
16-04-2013, 10:42 AM #14
16-04-2013, 12:22 PM #15
16-04-2013, 12:30 PM #16
In a way yes and no.
No, we should care about both
Yes, we shouldn't care about either.
My annoyance is more aimed at the media and people so utterly wrapped away in their own little world that they think something like a bomb going off somewhere is something we haven't heard of since the dark ages.
Like zephro says, either care about both or neither.
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16-04-2013, 12:35 PM #17
It's not necessarily about the reporting. But the public reactions of grief are weird to me, personally, as people are genuinely upset on a human level but not about the human deaths in Iraq... It seems oddly disconnected.
Either get upset about both or neither.
As for reporting the Boston bombings probably are a bigger "story" as it's a rarer event. But that's separating the "grief" stuff from the reporting stuff.
16-04-2013, 12:57 PM #18
Meanwhile an American drone strike killed five in Pakistan, bringing the total to 58 this year and 4,700 overall, of which about 170 are children.
16-04-2013, 01:10 PM #19
16-04-2013, 01:40 PM #20
As for puppet governments, we propped one up. There's a reason all the translators and drivers and government aides in Kabul are currently demanding one-way tickets to America.