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Why is UK media so censored

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by <Tom>, 8 Jun 2006.

  1. <Tom>

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    I've just come back from Tenerife at mu uncles house and i was watching the news. It was showing a video of a roadside bomb in Iraq and the aftermath. I didnt realize the level of voilence in Iraq i told my freind about it and he told me about a well known site showing these sorts of videos and there are literally hundreds of videos from iraq shoqing voilence, killing , beheading , and suicide bombings. Why dosen't the Uk media show things that they show in other EU countries. If the goverment led us into a war shouldn't we see what is actually happening there . I think is just misleading thats all !

    Maybe this should be in speakers corner :confused:
     
  2. PardonTheWait

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    Do wars need to be that public and graphic? What sort of mentality do you want us to have? It's there if you really want to see it, there's no need to plaster it over the telly.
     
  3. Etaqua

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    Have you got a link to these sites?

    I've seen a few of the roadside bombing clips, one in a Bush-bashing video. They explosions are huge! :|
     
  4. <Tom>

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    I dont think i can post it here it contains other stuff too
     
  5. Jokester

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    There's usually a public outcry if those sorts of things are shown on UK TV as they predominantly involve the deaths of "our boys". Of course if it's the enemy they quite happily show pictures of their bodies...

    Jokester
     
  6. Etaqua

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    Can you send the link privately? :)
     
  7. <Tom>

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    Then why display images of the war at all ??
     
  8. PardonTheWait

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    They're reporting the news, telling us what happens. We don't need to see video footage of roadside bombings.

    I don't anyway. If you want to be morbid, go and look it up on the internet.

    War always has been and always will be a ****ing horrible thing, with a lot that goes on that doesn't get reported/shown - it has to be that way. The public don't want or need to see the grisly details of war.
     
  9. Jokester

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    Yes, don't link to sites showing death or other graphic violence.

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  10. Beansprout

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    It's not "censored" at all, it's just a choice.

    For instance, the war was all over live TV when it began (I watched it). But years later do we really need to be bombarded (sorry) every day?
     
  11. <Tom>

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    whats your email
     
  12. punky_munky

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    Why would you want see that stuff? :confused:
     
  13. Etaqua

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    ***email address deleted***

    Edit: I want to see what the media isn't showing us.
     
    Last edited: 9 Jun 2006
  14. jamoor

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    but wait, aren't these bombings thenews?

    Everyday you hear suicide bomb this terrorist that.
     
  15. Stellios

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    Why show it on the news? If you want to see the more grusome stuff theres plenty of websites that will allow you to stream/download them
     
  16. <Tom>

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    Why do they show it in most othe EU countries then ??
     
  17. Beansprout

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    Do they? You only mentioned you'd been to one....

    Also, it's (mostly) not their troops.
     
  18. PardonTheWait

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    The bombings are the news, yes. I said that already.

    Watching our boys get blown up and killed, however, it's not the news. It's depressing and unecessary.
     
  19. <Tom>

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    I thought spain pulled ou of the war anyway
     
  20. Stellios

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    Because im presuming our soldiers will see the news (do they or not?) and seeing their own people be killed cannot be good motivation.

    Also, id rather not see someone getting their head chopped off while tucking into my tea while watching the 6o clock news as its very grusome to watch.