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July 07, 2005

Sad Day

So, it now looks like a terrorist attack on London, something everyone has been waiting for, but not wishing.

BBC News - London blasts: At a glance
Reuters - London attacks kill dozens as world leaders meet

Not overly impressed with the news coverage on ITN, with their TARGET LONDON logo and what seemed a real "doom and gloom" spin on it all. Okay, it's a disaster, but report the facts, and don't speculate on things that aren't true. And what's with the "Star Wars Death Star" music playing over Tony Blair's announcement at lunchtime, I mean, really, it made it look like an episode of bloody 24 for god's sake :-( And they only now seem to be reporting 4 blasts rather than 7, (see pic) which most other news services seemed to be doing much earlier on. I felt sorry for the reporter they had at Kings Cross who kept pushing Trevor to stop speculating and listen to the facts. I guess he's no longer working there, no realising no one questions the Anchor like that. In fact, as far as the day's news goes, iMark sums it all up quite well I think.

As for those affected, I've been in touch with just about everyone I know, and thankfully they're all okay, save being shaken by the events. I feel sorry for those who have lossed loved ones, I still can't fathom why or what purpose it served. And Ken Livingstone, a guy I have a lot of time for, summed it up I think very well on interview in Singapore:
This was not a terrorist attack against the mighty or the powerful, it was aimed at ordinary working-class Londoners."

"Black and white, Muslim and Christian, Hindus and Jews, young and old. It was an indiscriminate attempt to slaughter, irrespective of any considerations for age, class, religion whatever."

Black Ribbon

Posted by alan at July 7, 2005 09:15 PM

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