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Not saying they were or that they deserved to die and have their village torched but I don't recall them being Christian.
@PrettyRegular Thanks.So the Asker basically says, like a conspiracy-believing-45-supporting-tin-hat-wearing moron, that "MSM" is weirdly silent, and then immediately some other dude finds an ABC story reporting on that thing... which is (ABC) a mainstream media source.
This is small news for media, which is priefly mentioned in the news and made couple articles about. We have whole different standards for the civilized countries. That shooting in the New Zealand was the news of the year, especially because it was an attack against muslims.
@PrettyRegular It doesn't matter that it was an attack on Muslims-- that's not the point at all. It's that a lot of people were horribly killed for no reason in a nation where *there are almost no homicides at all nation-wide every single year,* and then in one day 50 people are murdered. That's news and a terrible tragedy. Attacks in Mali from Islamic terrorists are unfortunately, while still awful, far, far more common. Two American soldiers were killed in Afghanistan a few days ago-- why isn't the Asker talking about that either? Well, simply because when a region or nation has something happen *frequently,* no matter what it is, it's not as big in the news as something that happens somewhere where that shit barely happens. It's simply a law of averages.Why are plane crash stories far bigger news than stories about car crashes? It's because car crashes happen *all the time* and plane crashes are really rare. Car crashes are still sad, and people sometimes die, but they're common. It's not media's problem-- it's ours. Ours for choosing what to pay attention to. Media sources simply already know what people will pay more attention to, and act accordingly. They aren't at fault here, at least not as a group.
It's true that Mali has had a spate of terrorist attacks in the last few years, and perhaps this could just be one more, but without a link to a story, yeah it's possibly bullshit.
@PrettyRegular I guess they don’t think it’s worth reporting if it happens so much unfortunately
Yes that's the point I made in a follow-up on my own comment.
@Thatsamazing I agree with your point, I guess that’s how the media will always be
But it's not "the media." It's all of us. Blaming media for it isn't rational.