Friday, July 22, 2005

Oh, the Horror!

I read this article on the BBC website this morning:

I thought I might find out a little bit about what happened, but instead was paragraph after paragraph about how scared people were and how horrified they were to see 1) a policeman wielding a gun, and 2) seeing the suspect killed before their eyes by the big, bad Police.

The story leaves a taste not of justice being served and order being enforced, but almost an indignance that anyone died or that anyone had to see it.

Never mind the fact that its likely that the guy was suspected of attempting to blow a few dozen of the horrified citizens up himself.

This just in: the new story is much more balanced.

Perhaps they should have waited for facts to come out first before publishing the "Terror and Fear are Working" version of the article.

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