Re: Bali Bombing Meme

From: Bill Spight (
Date: Thu 24 Oct 2002 - 18:35:26 GMT

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    Dear Bruce,

    > My second observation is that, to me, the over the top media reaction to this event is doing everything to
    > further the terrorist's agenda, and absolutely nothing for the victims or the communities involved. While I
    > grant that freedom of the press is a basic right in democratic societies, the perpetual publicity of the
    > event seems to me to be encouraging the perpetrators to do it again.

    Absolutely. Terrorists count on both media sensationalism and government overreaction.



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