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#1 DonValentino

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Posted 06 July 2016 - 08:40 AM

There have been a string of deadly terrorist attacks recently, notably in Istanbul, Bangladesh, and Baghdad. 

 

http://www.nytimes.c...bul-terror.html

 

Have these attacks gotten the same kind of coverage like Paris and Orlando did where you live? Have you noticed the same level of support? I'm going to guess for the majority of you the answer is no. Why do you think that is? Do you care as much about a (yet another) attack in Iraq? Do you care at all? It's okay if your answer is no, but why do you think that is? 

 

 



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Posted 06 July 2016 - 08:50 AM

I don't have cable television. So, my news comes by word of mouth and social media really. This includes posts in Slack about it, Codex, Facebook, trending topics on Facebook, etc. Orlando and Paris definitely trended longer than the attacks in the middle east (on my Facebook). No, I don't think they have gotten the same level of support. I think it's because people care more about themselves and people in their "group".

 

 

I care in the way I care about all attacks I'm not personally linked to - it's shitty, but it's part of this world. Violence sucks. I'm more than willing to talk about it, listen to people be angry and bitter, donate time and money to help victims when I can and am able, but it's because I care about people in general.



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Posted 06 July 2016 - 08:58 AM

People don't give a fuck about a third world country.



#4 Karla

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Posted 06 July 2016 - 10:02 AM

I don't believe the recent terror attacks have gotten the same coverage as, say, Paris and Brussels did. (Although Istanbul's gotten more than Bangladesh and Iraq). I think attacks in places like these get less attention because violence like this has become a common occurrence in the middle east, or countries that practice Islam. so it's not really news.



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Posted 06 July 2016 - 10:25 AM

Wellp my partner is middle eastern (he was born in Dubai and his father in Syria) so we tend to take an interest more so than the Western media appears to.

 

However, I do have to say, I seem to care a lot more about the human trafficking problem in the middle east (ie forced sex labour). Which is reported to gross over 61 billion dollars a year world-wide, and also seems to have absolutely no place in Western media. So the media doesn't only not care about terrorist bombings - it seems to be human rights violations across the board in the middle east/muslim countries.



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Posted 06 July 2016 - 12:29 PM

lmao who cares it's just brown people-



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Posted 06 July 2016 - 03:25 PM

There have been a string of deadly terrorist attacks recently, notably in Istanbul, Bangladesh, and Baghdad. 

 

http://www.nytimes.c...bul-terror.html

 

Have these attacks gotten the same kind of coverage like Paris and Orlando did where you live? Have you noticed the same level of support? I'm going to guess for the majority of you the answer is no. Why do you think that is? Do you care as much about a (yet another) attack in Iraq? Do you care at all? It's okay if your answer is no, but why do you think that is? 

My news coverage literally only comes from the people of neocodex. I saw a handful of posts on Orlando on FB, but it was mainly people bitching about liberal/republican viewpoints of the event rather than the actual event. So no, I haven't seen the same level of support. I think it's because the majority of users here are American/European and possibly burnt out on violence in the Middle East. It's violent, it's been violent forever, and I doubt we see a fraction of how many people are actually dying unless it's a large amount of people/unusual way of killing people.



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Posted 06 July 2016 - 06:30 PM

If, tomorrow, I tell the press that, like, a gang banger will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because it’s all ‘part of the plan’

 

Everyone expects terrible shit to happen in the middle east. Most of the world doesn't care, because it doesn't affect them, and people are self-centered af. But once it comes to their hometown/country, everyone loses their shit and thinks the world is ending. Whereas, for these people in the middle east, their world has been ending for the last half century.



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Posted 06 July 2016 - 06:33 PM

My news coverage literally only comes from the people of neocodex. I saw a handful of posts on Orlando on FB, but it was mainly people bitching about liberal/republican viewpoints of the event rather than the actual event. So no, I haven't seen the same level of support. I think it's because the majority of users here are American/European and possibly burnt out on violence in the Middle East. It's violent, it's been violent forever, and I doubt we see a fraction of how many people are actually dying unless it's a large amount of people/unusual way of killing people.

have you heard of reddit before



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Posted 06 July 2016 - 06:46 PM

have you heard of reddit before

Tumblr and reddit exist solely because I can't post porn on here.



#11 HiMyNameIsNick

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Posted 06 July 2016 - 10:40 PM

What a fucked up argument. "They die everyday, so meh... let em die"

Srsly 




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