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I would much appreciate you not making a big fuss or giving much coverage to this at all. I have heard the news a few times already and unless you have a new explosion or a red handed arrest to report, this is old news already!
The more media coverage you give a terrorist, the more you help him. If nobody outside of the UK knew about this, and everyone inside ran it as a minor news item, the terrorists would have wasted their efforts.
I have heard the news a few times already
Some people haven't. Some people don't live in London but have relatives and friends who do, who they may be intensely worried about.
Some people don't have the opportunity to sit and watch the news bulletins all day and if they were to turn on the television or radio and the news wasn't there to give them information about the location of the explosions, the numbers of dead and injured and emergency numbers to call, the media would not be doing their job.
This may be a man-made atrocity rather than a natural disaster but there is no reason to give it less coverage than an earthquake or a tidal wave might receive.
And I might add that the terrorist's aim is a climate of fear which empowers him to achieve his political goals.
Distribution of accurate information does more to encourage informed discussion and dispel any climate of fear than attempts to muzzle the press - which will only lead to the spread of rumours, half-truths and paranoia.
joined:June 2, 2003
What fools the terroist/bombers are to think that that their cowardly actions would alter the course of a city - or nation - that withstood the blitz with such character, determination and courage.
"Never, never surrender . . ." is a speech that inspires me every time I think about its message.