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28 killed in Kabul but why it fails to get the attention that Paris and Brussels got? watch

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    Today 28 were killed in a massive bomb attack in Kabul but it only got about 10 seconds mention in the news yet when Paris was attacked the news coverage lasted all day long.

    Why is there the difference in attention?
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    It happens all the time in Kabul. It rarely happens in western europe
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    Someone pooping in the toilet is not newsworthy.
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    Urgh just stfu
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    The reason Paris and Brussels got so much international media attention is because bombings never happen in places like that. It's supply and demand.
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    It happens all the time there, Muslim on Muslim terror like that happens every day in the Middle East.

    The attacks in West are very rare, and usually perpetrated by Muslims.. or Mossad framing Muslims.

    By way of deception.

    Did you know that one of the attackers at Charlie Hebdo had blue eyes? according to one of the survivors. They only identified the masked attackers by photo ID that could have easily be obtained by someone Mossad. Why would masked terrorists take away photo ID with them, are they stupid? They looked like they knew what they were doing in the videos that were available to the public...

    All to ramp up the war on terror and destroying the Middle East. Israel benefits from it all, you know it.
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    France is closer to home so the threat is a shocker. But I agree, all sorts of terror attacks should get more or less the same attention because its the same thing- lives are put at risk and people die.
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    some of these comments are shocking

    does the frequency of death in the near vicinity devalue a person's life?
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    Very few people in the UK know anyone in Kabul, or have ever been there. Many people in the UK have been to Belgium and France and have friends and family there. Therefore it is more relevant to our population.

    Simple stuff really, if you just use your brain a bit.
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    (Original post by zanner)
    some of these comments are shocking

    does the frequency of death in the near vicinity devalue a person's life?
    No, but it devalues the story of their death.

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    People make these exact posts every time something like this happens. The simple truth is because people aren't as concerned. Afghanistan is a million miles from London, whereas Paris and Brussels are next door. People have a 'if it can happen to them, it can happen to us' view on Paris and Brussels which is why they're more interested


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    'The sun rises' is not news
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    (Original post by zanner)
    some of these comments are shocking

    does the frequency of death in the near vicinity devalue a person's life?
    You miss the point..

    It is not the frequency of death that informs coverage but the near vicinity.

    We are a western post Christian democracy like Belgium and France. They are fellow Europeans and share our general culture.

    Afghans are far away, of a very different culture, and have little in common with most of us. You may not like that we care less, but that is a fact of life.

    Are you seriously suggesting that you would care equally about the death of a close relative than that of a thousand strangers?

    Of course you wouldn't. And that is only natural and right. The same with our sympathy for those murdered in Brussels, and Paris. (Or indeed New York on 9/11).

    They are more our kith and kin. Mankind creates tribes, and they are part of our tribe.
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    Oh the controversy. Western media comments on terror attacks that happen in the west. How about because France and Belgium are a stone's throw away from the UK? Not to mention terror attacks in The Middle East happen on a much more regular basis than in Europe?
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    Because the French are 'one of us', nobody really cares about the Middle East at an emotional level.
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    it is a sad fact that we are very parochial ....

    can you name 3 Afghanis ?
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    The Joker explains all:

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    (Original post by teenhorrorstory)
    Urgh just stfu
    Why don't you stfu LOL
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    It's because we don't expect terror attacks in stable and egalitarian countries such as Belgium and France. Some will say it's selective grief, but we shouldn't be keeping score. All we can do is to express our condolences towards the innocent lives lost through terror.
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    Those countires are warzones. That's why there's a difference in media coverage.
 
 
 
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