I would say that all your anger about the coverage of the story (and I do have to say that it is interesting that your outrage focuses solely on the media coverage) is misdirected, it's not the fault of the victims or the United States how your media covers this event.
Did I say so? No, I didn't. Stop glancing over things I write only to fill in the gaps with things that are in your head, not mine.
Did I indicate that those victims in Boston don't deserve media coverage? No, I don't. I indicated more than once that what happened there is horrible. A marathon should be a celebration of life.
And while I'm at it: define "your" media.
What I am saying is that in a week like this, it's odd to see how one drama gets coverage (rightly so
) BUT at the same time, human suffering on another place on this planet gets little coverage and is greeted with quite a bit of indifference. It's a study in human nature, I guess.
You seem to think that it's inapropriate to do that in this Boston thread. Fine.
by the way, I now read on the internet (US sources, by the way...are these "my" media by any chance?) that there's been an explosion in Waco, Texas: 60 to 70 people died according to early reports. (to be clear, from what I've read, this is an accident, not an attack). Which reminds me; this week, there's the sad anniversay of that standoff in Waco Texas (1993).
Originally Posted by Ceasar1844
Why should they? Media organisations are not schools. They are not there to tell people what is best for them to know. They are there to provide information that people are interested in knowing and find useful. That is the product they are selling.
I strongly disagree with this but there's no point in taking this further since we're never going to agree.