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Charlie on 9/11 [Sep. 9th, 2011|09:36 pm]
Douglas Spencer
Charles Stross writes as follows:
    I'm going to turn the TV off on September 11th. And close all the web browser tabs I have open on news sites.

    This isn't to belittle the events of ten years ago, or to show disrespect for the victims and their bereaved: rather, it's to avoid the narcissistic and indecent media feeding frenzy that battens onto popular sentiment and attempts to jerk every tear from the emotional aftermath of tragedy, the better to milk the advertising revenue stream.

    If the media really wanted to mark the occasion respectfully, they'd do so by holding a minutes' silence at 8:46am EST this Sunday.

I'm inclined to agree.
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[User Picture]From: starbrow
2011-09-09 11:20 pm (UTC)
I have always made a point of avoiding news coverage about September 11th, all the way back to the day itself, when avoided seeing the footage of the planes crashing into the Towers and the Towers falling for weeks after it was airing everywhere.

I shall continue that this year, and have been avoiding news broadcasts all this week already.
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