Too much, too soon - too convienient!Tue, July 12, 2005 - 3:00 PM
Are we being brow beaten with media reports to make us feel complacent about these outrages or have we just forgotten what people of my age went through in the 70's with the LONDON, BIRMINGHAM & GUILDFORD Pub bombings by the IRA etc. I don't remember there being this much media 'frenzy' - Even the Lockerbie disaster was 'tame' by these standards!
Am I becoming too cynical - Is it me?
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|Simon, the reason there wasn't as much media frenzy over those bombings in the 70s is because there wasn't as much MEDIA in the 70s. It's a whole new communications world out there, with hundreds more media outlets than the past. They are all in a feeding frenzy, vying for attention, which garners them increased viewer/readership and more potential advertising revenues as a result. When I was a kid growing up around Pittsburgh, we had CBS, NBC, ABC and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Now I have what seems like an unlimited number of media outlets at my disposal thanks to cable/satellite television and the internet.|