Wednesday, January 04, 2006


Is this the worst kick in the teeth imaginable?

Twelve miners trapped underground - the world told the happy news they are all found safe - only to find that the opposite is true - only one found safe - the rest, dead.

Of course news outlets latched onto the happy ending of a horror story - Today led with this story story this morning. And continuous news outlets backed up by instant information diffusion by mobile phone and e-mail have pounced.

Instead of simply reporting a horror story the media have become part of the horror.


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