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Omar Karindu

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Reverend Meteor

Subj: Re: Replying anyway . . . National News
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 at 04:38:09 pm EST (Viewed 2 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Replying anyway . . . National News
Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 at 03:50:44 pm EST

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> Rhetorical question or not, the discussion is worthwhile, I believe.
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> What happened is tragic for the victim and her family and friends (as is every murder) and of course despicable and gross. But no, it is *not* worth a national news story. It is media sensationalism at its worst.
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> What *is* worthy of national news, you asked? News that truly effects the whole nation, or at least a much broader group of people. For example (but not limited to):

What about missing people? If god forbid one of your relatives went missing tommorow should that story make the national news or just your local news?



> Medical advances are worth national news stories. So are some scientific advances.
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> Federal and state politics are worth national news stories (state politics because they *can* portend national trends).
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> Religious news is worth being a national story, as millions of people can be effected.

I see your point but the atheist in me cringes at the thought that religious news is more relevant than a person's demise.

> Economic news, jobs, inflation, interest rates, how the Federal Reserve actually works.
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> The state of schools and the overall education system is newsworthy.
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> Infrastructure news such as the state of the military, and the state of the power grid, and roads and rails and air transportation. Does that make for glamorous or sexy stories? No. Is it legit news because of the effect it has on people's lives. Without a doubt.
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> A cannibal in Texas is titilation "value" and nothing else.

Ok I'm not going to argue that point because it is a valid one (I hate our media here in America). But what right does the media have to NOT air such a story?

If the real journalists don't report on this stuff then the yellow journalists like Fox News or Inside Edition or Hard Copy will report it anyways and their report won't be balanced or well researched.

> Some crime stories *are* worth national coverage. The state of the U.S. justice system, for example, and how overburdened it is. The state of prisons. Gang violence that effects hundreds if not thousands of people.

So you think crime should only be reported on the national news if it somehow has a national impact right? (9/11, Virginia Tech Massacre, capital punishment etc)

> Many *many* international stories (again, including but not limited to all of the above) that get ignored should get (U.S.) national coverage. The economy in China, Japan, or the EU. Because they all effect the U.S. economy. The scientific advances that happen overseas can also effect the U.S. Ditto political elections overseas.
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> Ok, diatribe over. \:\) And I cut it short. That's my abbreviated response to what IS actually worthy of being a global news story.
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> > Rhetorical question or not, the discussion is worthwhile, I believe.
> >
> > What happened is tragic for the victim and her family and friends (as is every murder) and of course despicable and gross. But no, it is *not* worth a national news story. It is media sensationalism at its worst.
> >
> > What *is* worthy of national news, you asked? News that truly effects the whole nation, or at least a much broader group of people. For example (but not limited to):
>
> What about missing people? If god forbid one of your relatives went missing tommorow should that story make the national news or just your local news?

I hate this tactic in arguments, I really do. How would I feel? Of course I'd feel like it should be the focus of every law enforcement agency in the universe.

Would my feeling be right? Hell no.


- Omar Karindu

"A Renoir. I have three, myself. I had four, but ordered one burned...It displeased me." -- Doctor Doom

"It's not, 'Oh, they killed Sue Dibney and I always loved that character,' it's 'Oh, they broke a story engine that could have told a thousand stories in order to publish a single 'important' one.'" -- John Seavey


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