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Why we worry about the wrong things June 21, 2007

Posted by Al in : educational , trackback

Another interesting article on how the media publicise dangers that are intriguing and exotic, whilst mostly ignoring dangers that are commonplace and so boring. A gun is so much more interesting than a swimming pool, yet more children die in a swimming pool than from gun related injuries; air crashes are more exciting than car crashes, and heart disease has nothing on bird flu. I tend to agree with this article and I think modern media focuses on the dramatic far more than on the realistic.


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