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People seem to care more about Notre dame then millions of people dying in Yemen and children being raped in sudan
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Media shows what sells. Seem to recall a century ago Yemen and Sudan were jumping up and down shouting white man out! You chose your bed... sorry. Change your mind... let us know.
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This is because of relevance. The Notre Dame is a historically rich and relevant site, has great geographical proximity to major Western nations, is visited by many tourists, and the big media players that spread information are relatively connected to it because of this. As a European or even North American, you will feel more connected by the loss of this, as opposed to the loss of human lives far far away. It's only so long you can hear about the deaths of so many people you don't have a connection to before their suffering evokes nothing within you. :/
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I care more about my house burning down then yours, whats your point?
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People seem to care more about Notre dame then millions of people dying in Yemen and children being raped in sudan
That is because the media controls how much we hear about certain things. All are news channels are biased and fully controlled by the government. For the government, it's not important because it does not effect it. If something happens in Europe or America, its suddenly the end of the world. Yet the sufferings of the Middle East are not important because the government would not gain any benefit from helping them and so don't care.
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It's disgusting people don't care about millions of children dying . The media is racist and islamaphobic .
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That is because the media controls how much we hear about certain things. All are news channels are biased and fully controlled by the government. For the government, it's not important because it does not effect it. If something happens in Europe or America, its suddenly the end of the world. Yet the sufferings of the Middle East are not important because the government would not gain any benefit from helping them and so don't care.
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It's disgusting people don't care about millions of children dying . The media is racist and islamaphobic .
I agree with you. Not only is the media raciest and Islamophobic, its also all staged. I'm sure you will remember the bombing in Manchester in 2017. It was on the news for months and months. But did you know that in the SAME year, 309 people died at a Mosque attending Friday prayer in Egypt. Google "2017 Sinai mosque attack" and you'll find out more. But just because it did not concern any European or American countries or people, it was only in the news for a few days, and many people didn't even know about it! It's actually atrocious to think about the lies the media tell us and we have no control over it !
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(Original post by noortahir_Yr10)
That is because the media controls how much we hear about certain things. All are news channels are biased and fully controlled by the government. For the government, it's not important because it does not effect it. If something happens in Europe or America, its suddenly the end of the world. Yet the sufferings of the Middle East are not important because the government would not gain any benefit from helping them and so don't care.
"All are news channels are biased and fully controlled by the government"

wrong. Only the BBC is linked to the goverment, and even that is a seperate body capable of doing what it wants. The goverment has no say in what chanel 4, ITV or sky news broadcast in their news segments.

+ you may have cultural or family links to other parts of the world, but for most british people, europe and america are far closer cultrually, politically, economically and socially, and often geographically, then the middle east.

If you can't get your head around the fact that peoples emotions are governed by proximity, then you are missing a few brain cells.

Ask yourself. If your cousins house burned down.. or if 2 strangers houses in China burned down.. which do you care more about? which do you want to hear about? Which will you be talking about for weeks...

If the answer is not your cousin, your a liar.

If the answer is your cousin - then extrapolate that to the entire nation, and you have your answer as to why they care about things that they view as 'closer' to themselves.
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(Original post by noortahir_Yr10)
I agree with you. Not only is the media raciest and Islamophobic, its also all staged. I'm sure you will remember the bombing in Manchester in 2017. It was on the news for months and months. But did you know that in the SAME year, 309 people died at a Mosque attending Friday prayer in Egypt. Google "2017 Sinai mosque attack" and you'll find out more. But just because it did not concern any European or American countries or people, it was only in the news for a few days, and many people didn't even know about it! It's actually atrocious to think about the lies the media tell us and we have no control over it !
"and we have no control over it !"

wrong.

Stop watching it. If everyone stopped watching, they would change their coverage. News media is driven by views and clicks.. it represents what people want to watch, and repeats what is popular. The news drives the public, but the public also drives the news.. if no one wants to hear about a story, it dies away quickly. You (collective) have a lot of control over the media.

Again, you need a basic grasp of motivation, proximity and an understanding as to what drives peoples feelings, before you can start to accuse the media of islamaphobia or racism.
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That's totally ignorant of you to say just because they are not in close proximity of you doesn't mean they should die and no one should know of there suffering .
(Original post by fallen_acorns)
"All are news channels are biased and fully controlled by the government"

wrong. Only the BBC is linked to the goverment, and even that is a seperate body capable of doing what it wants. The goverment has no say in what chanel 4, ITV or sky news broadcast in their news segments.

+ you may have cultural or family links to other parts of the world, but for most british people, europe and america are far closer cultrually, politically, economically and socially, and often geographically, then the middle east.

If you can't get your head around the fact that peoples emotions are governed by proximity, then you are missing a few brain cells.

Ask yourself. If your cousins house burned down.. or if 2 strangers houses in China burned down.. which do you care more about? which do you want to hear about? Which will you be talking about for weeks...

If the answer is not your cousin, your a liar.

If the answer is your cousin - then extrapolate that to the entire nation, and you have your answer as to why they care about things that they view as 'closer' to themselves.
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People seem to care more about Notre dame then millions of people dying in Yemen and children being raped in sudan
People care about different things aside from the fact that there are atrocities being perpetrated every day all over the world. What's your point again?
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The media is a BUSINESS. They will sell what sells and gives them relevance and generates contreversy. Its what they live on.

With regards to the specific topic of Notre Dame V Yemen/Sudan, I believe Notre Dame had large coverage as it was a historical building with great importance especially from a Christian prospective, which 99% of European countries are (no Im not Christian, I'm Muslim) and therefore it was more important as it affected more people.

The crisis in Yemen/Sudan is being documenting however its not in your face 24/7 as its pretty much impossible to get reporters into countries such as Yemen and Sudan as they are borderline warzones with no protection for Journalists, plus they have internet blackouts etc. which would make reporting impossible.
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