Friday, July 08, 2005
Blatant un-self-awareness alert
What's interesting to me is that members of the press are exquisitely sensitive to the dangers of being manipulated by our own government, but so much less so in other cases.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Reader Zelda Aronstein emails:
I bet if the media voluntarily stopped showing any pictures of all terror attacks, that the terror would stop. Thus ending the GWOT without a shot.This policy would be NO DIFFERENT than how they cover folks who run on to baseball fields: they do NOT show them on TV; they ignore them. Would the media ever put peace above their ratings/profits? Never.
Sadly, that's probably right.
See Glenn Reynolds restraining himself from covering the terror attacks of 7/7 here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here. Oh, and here. Also here. And more here, here, and here. More restraint here and here. Sticking his finger in the eye of terrorists the world over by not commenting here and here and here. Showing he's a much better person than the easily manipulated barons of the press here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here.
Doesn't he know the terror will go away if he just stops blogging about it?