Sunday, 20 July 2014

RAGE against the incessant news cycle

A bit miffed that Rage was bumped off the ABC airways on Saturday morning because they decided to run a news program instead, can only assume because of the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine - isn’t that what ABC NEWS 24 is for!! The absolute horror of this event is indisputable but do we have to have it rammed down our throats by each and every media outlet. And I know that this may seem a bit callous but hasn’t this all happened before? Many times? On September 1, 1983, KAL007 was shot down by a Soviet fighter plane, killing all 269 passengers and crew. On July 3, 1988, an American cruiser, the USS Vincennes, mistook Iran Air Flight 655 for an F-14, and launched two missiles, downing the plane and killing all 290 passengers and crew. These are just two examples of militia downing passenger aircraft. Russia, the US, China, Israel and even NATO have done it. So it really should not come as such as a surprise – when you create such diabolical weapons, for whatever purpose, someone’s gonna get hurt.  If you think this is worse because this time it involved Australian citizens, think again.