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    Irrevocably broken society in that respect. And seems to be getting progressively worse not better.

    At this point every mass shooting is met with a shrug, and frankly I can't understand why the BBC still insists on making them headline news when they happen. I can't see that even a really off the scale horrible gun crime (say shooting of every single kid in a school assembly) would be enough to break the inertia. The answer from too many people would be “why weren't the teachers armed?”.


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    I can't understand why the BBC still insists on making them headline news when they happen.
    The BBC does like to highlight problems in the former colonies with a certain amount of enthusiasm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    The BBC does like to highlight problems in the former colonies with a certain amount of enthusiasm.
    because that's how they make news

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy SNK:
    because that's how they make news
    That is their problem, "make" not "report".
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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    The BBC does like to highlight problems in the former colonies with a certain amount of enthusiasm.
    TBH they don't restrain themselves to former colonies that were actually occupied, merely having raided and burned down a few cultural relics there seems to be enough to make the beeb want to have a go

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    That is their problem, "make" not "report".
    Isn't that the case with many news outlets. Just read another source that looks at things from a different angle and form an opinion. That's the beauty of a free press.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peaky:
    Irrevocably broken society in that respect. And seems to be getting progressively worse not better.

    At this point every mass shooting is met with a shrug, and frankly I can't understand why the BBC still insists on making them headline news when they happen..
    The BBC runs SCMP?!

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    If you are from the US, this is hardly news. I’m not saying this isn’t totally messed up, but it is what it is for the US. Just a couple of weeks ago, some toddler got killed in a road rage incident. And a toddler also got shot in a drive by. It’s very sad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    Isn't that the case with many news outlets. Just read another source that looks at things from a different angle and form an opinion. That's the beauty of a free press.
    Yes but when it becomes "make up" news that is the problem.

    A couple of weeks ago the BBC ran two stories on covid in the Philippines.

    The first stated that the Philippines had only approved two vaccines. Totally false and a quick check on google or call to the DOH would have told them it was seven.

    The second reported the country was in disarray because of a surge in cases. This was about a month after the peak in cases and as the country was relaxing restrictions. Hospitals were using about 60% of capacity.

    Minor points but annoying because totally unprofessional and unnecessary.

    I still though completely support a free press.
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