View Full Version : Batman massacre vs a bus load of illegals

24-07-2012, 05:30 PM
I guess news ain't news if you are an illegal Mexican living in the wonderful myopic world of the United States of America :( :(

Click here to read more. (http://www.ksee24.com/news/local/13-People-Killed-When-Truck-Carrying-23-Slams-into-Set-of-Trees-163408866.html)

24-07-2012, 08:45 PM
There's a major difference in terms of public interest between a truck that had a tire blowout & crashed, and some lunatic who went and shot up a movie theatre. Whether they were illegal immigrants or not is irrelevant.

25-07-2012, 10:26 AM
So a "news" event takes precedent?

25-07-2012, 11:19 AM
The crazier the better. From news point of view.

25-07-2012, 12:10 PM
So a "news" event takes precedent?

Yes, and welcome to the real world.
Its all about viewer ratings.

Is a single bus crash more relevant than thousands of deaths from civil wars, starvation & disease.
Is it more important when 13 die in one accident, rather than hundreds dieing in individual car accidents every day ?
Do we measure newsworthiness only the numbers of deaths involved ??
Is a sports event or a royal marriage newsworthy ?? Not to me but it is to millions of others.

25-07-2012, 01:10 PM

You think I'm not aware of what you say?

I think it is called I-R-O-N-Y :)