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Tales of a Post-Grad Nothing

Friday, July 08, 2005

July 7th

The July 7th bombings in London are a petrifying reminder that the world is still full of unspeakable atrocities and concentrated acts of evil and hate. There's really nothing anyone can say, since 'I'm so sorry this happened' sounds more like a poor joke than genuine empathy. That being said, is it really necessary to have headlines like:

TERROR HITS LONDON

Thanks media, very necessary. Aren't things scary enough without the huge, bold, terrifying print and Joel Schumacher-esque title? Can't people understand the gravity of the ordeal without a video timeline of how many other times London has been bombed? Other ominous headlines that only further complicate an already severe situation include:

TERROR COMES TO CLOSE QUARTERS

LONDON BOMBERS HUNTED

DEADLY BLASTS ROCK LONDON


That last headline is extra ominous because it's in red. I wish I could make that headline look like its on fire just to give you a true sense of just how level-orange, R-rated-movie serious this situation is. For God sakes, American Idol could be cancelled.

All those headlines need is the man who does the voiceover for every movie trailer ever announcing them. CNN, I love you man, you my boy Blue, but please, fire the guy who wrote the Fast and the Furious and hire someone with an iota of consciousness and sensitivity.

Thanks from abroad,

---Chris---

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