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GUEST,Lavengro BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon (325* d) RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon 16 Apr 13


TIA made the comment about the link to photos posted by BB being ghastly and you would be hard pushed to disagree.

But you know what? I personally think that we could do with more honesty like that in our media. Why? Because that is the reality of violence against our fellow human beings and I think (obviously not on breakfast TV with young eyes present)that the innocent victims of such violence deserve to have that fully understood. We don't get that by well groomed newsreaders presenting a piece to camera telling us that the injuries were "horrific".

Too many see the results of exposions on TV shows and seem to not be able to transition that to reality and think that well arranged corpses and a hero with ringing in his ears is the result.

Seeing the honest results of violence increases support for actions against it and in preventing it and lessens the appetite for it from the political apologists (of all persuasions) standing in the wings with a half baked justification.

I speak as someone who has served and seen the results. Totally different to attacking civilians I know, but I wanted to give context to some of my comment.


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