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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Random, violence in the news, again, as always

Three of the men claim to be anarchists and they thought about a series of plots before deciding to target the Route 82 bridge, the FBI says. FULL STORY

Hundreds of secret al Qaeda documents found hidden in a pornographic file reveal details of how the group plans attacks. FULL STORY | BERGEN: A DELUSIONAL LEADER | OPEN STORY | POLL: MUSLIMS DISLIKE AL QAEDA
And then there is this ...

Al Qaeda 'body-bombs' threat is back

Mom accused of putting bleach into toddler's eyes

Boy's head held underwater in alleged swim lesson

Remember the effect of all this?

It keeps us afraid, which keeps us at home, which keeps us watching TV, which raises ratings and keeps getting us exposed to commercial ads, which produces profit for media companies.

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree with you here. It is ridiculous that the media shows so much of this random violence - when it is so infrequent and fortuitous. The media is like an oppressive organization which keeps perpetuating propaganda frames which do not represent reality - and influence their viewers in negative ways. Aka. they keep us on our butts watching tv.