Or here's a novel idea.....how about more coverage of the good things in life? The good people? The good events?
Quote: Steve Maraboli
“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't."
I am troubled by the news coverage of the Boston events this week. 3 people killed in the initial event, with a fourth later in the week. The top story of my local nightly news usually involves a shooting involving these numbers. :( Now yes, in addition to 3 innocent people killed, there were many injured and some horrifically. I am not saying this blast wasn't news worthy, just wondering if it was deemed disproportionately so. I mean a day or two later there was an explosion in Texas that killed 14 and injured over 100. The amount of coverage this tragic event received was dwarfed compared to Boston.
Now some will say the difference is one event was an accident, why the other a terror criminal event. And this is just my point. By sensationalizing this weeks events and turning them into such a mega news story, don't we play right into the hands of terrorists, any terrorists, by providing them the platform and attention they are after?
And finally, in an semi-related thought on the event, I would just as leave this second younger terrorist, die from his injuries. Hopefully, he still will. I would have prefered that police just continued firing rounds of bullets into that boat long past any movement and be done with it. Yes, I know the autorities think there is valuable information to be gained from questioning him. I think it just provides him more of a platform, as any sort of trial will also do. Again, I would welcome the news that he has died from his injuries.
Boston had a manhunt, investigation, and media wishing it was the Tea Party that did it. Texas was just an industrial accident albeit a bad one.
Capitalism is the root cause.