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John Chuckman

COMMENT TO AN ARTICLE BY CAROLINE MORTIMER IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

And why is this undoubtedly mentally ill young man called an “abomination”?

This is ridiculous language.

And why have you featured a picture of him wearing a cap with a big logo for Algeria? Would this have anything to do with inciting more hatred of Muslims? With promotion of more violence in the Middle East?

My guess would be that perhaps 500 people were murdered that same day in various parts of the world. Some of them undoubtedly in even more brutal fashion.

And only days ago American and French pilots killed about a 140 innocent people in Syria. You didn’t label them as abominations. How come?

How about just a little bit of perspective in your writing and coverage?

The truth is that perspective is everything. You cannot accept anecdotal events as evidence in science, which determines truth only with statistics.

It should be no different with journalism – that is, if you believe journalism should be objective and impartial. But we know that in general it completely lacks those qualities, don’t we?

Again, here is a site which tracks the brutal murders in just one city of the world, Chicago:

http://heyjackass.com/

 

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