Monday, August 01, 2005

A panic delivery system


I have ignored Curious Hamster for too long. He has come up with a nicely-worded piece about terrorism and the media:
If there really was a national emergency, the government would take a far firmer line on the media coverage of the terrorist activities. This gives us a useful guide so we'll be able to tell if things actually do start to get very dangerous. If the media starts to minimise the fear factor instead of boosting it, we'll know that the squeeze has been put on and the government is seriously worried. As things are, with the government quite content for the media to speculate hysterically on the terrorist threat, we can be pretty confident that it isn't a real danger to national security. When the Times starts saying it might not be as bad as it looks, that's when it's time to buy a bomb shelter.


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