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And They Manage Not To Use The Word "Terrorist" At All!
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RE: And They Manage Not To Use The Word "Terrorist" At All!
(21st February 2017, 23:00)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:
(21st February 2017, 19:08)Crunchy Wrote: Sooo...The point I made, which was quite clear, is that it hardly registered in the west... not that it didn't register at all. I mean I even wrote "the media did report on all of these"
How many discussions did the Charlie Hebdo attack generate here vs the three much more deadly attacks I just listed that happened this past week?

And that's sorta my point as well about Western media -- while there may be perfunctory reports about such attacks in Islamabad or Ankara, here in America such attacks get not nearly the coverage that even a simple arrest in New Jersey gets before the attack even goes in, if the suspect is Muslim.

It's almost as if American media places a higher value on American lives because Americans are its audience. Who woulda thunk it?

I agree with this (sorta) I don't think it's just about America though. Had any of those attacks occurred in France, Japan, the UK and so on I think we would have seen wall to wall coverage even though it didn't occur in the USA. 
I think that Islamic terrorism is occurring on such a regular basis in the Islamic world that it gets ignored.  Sort of like the expression that when a child dies falling in a well its a tragedy but when thousands die everyday from starvation/car accidents/etc we stop noticing.
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RE: And They Manage Not To Use The Word "Terrorist" At All!
That's a fair point, indeed a fair two points, both about my reference being American media, and about Americans ignoring foreign acts due to their regularity.
Those who see only what they wish to see are doomed to rot in the stink of their own perceptions. -- Frank Herbert
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RE: And They Manage Not To Use The Word "Terrorist" At All!
(17th February 2017, 11:55)CapnAwesome Wrote: It's funny how both sides of the politically ally both complain that not enough people are labeled as terrorists. Right wing people started this crap and now the left wing decided that it's also good to label every mass killer as a terrorist. I'm old enough to remember when nobody considered any mass shooter to be a terrorist. Considering that you get special prosecutorial powers and special detaining powers against terrorists, I can see the appeal for those in charge. Why everyday citizens what more people to be labeled as terrorists is beyond me. I think we'd be better off using the label, and the additional powers that go with it in as limited a manner as possible or getting rid of it and the 'war on terror' altogether. Once that was a popular idea, now even good well meaning left wing people want to expand the war on terror.

Its a frightening world.

Actually it seems that it is not the killing which matters so much as who does the killing. And where.

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RE: And They Manage Not To Use The Word "Terrorist" At All!
(25th February 2017, 00:06)Minimalist Wrote: Actually it seems that it is not the killing which matters so much as who does the killing.  And where.

And who is killed in the process.
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