Saturday, 4 October 2014
Too Much Information
For weeks now the media have reported the IS actions in Syria.
Have they been providing too much information? I wonder, if we knew nothing of these kidnaps and subsequent horrific murders, would these captives still be alive today?
Are we feeding the egos of these barbaric individuals with the publicity they crave? Without the intensive, comprehensive, worldwide publicity provided here and in other Western countries there’s little doubt that they would continue with their medieval styled killings but I suggest the western media is indirectly inflaming the situation.
I have great sympathy for those families left grieving, but there’s a lot to be said for the ‘old fashioned’ method the Foreign Office used in past years, when they refused to comment on hostage situations.
As regular readers will know in the past I’ve been concerned about the amount of specific detail of our troops’ actions on the front line of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Perhaps it’s time the media were asked to tone down their reporting and stop giving these barbarians so much promotion.