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Post 9-11 Media: Enter Stage Right

Obviously, I've been irritated by recent events.

I dislike the media in general, and in many cases, specifically.

The recent events in Norway have underlined my feelings of the past 10 years, and I can no longer be still.

In a previous blog article I asked if Twitter and Facebook and the news in general would have paid quite so much attention to the Oslo Bombing and Utøya massacre if they had happened in an African state, or even a South American state.

My question today is this:

If we were not in a Post 9-11 world, would international news have paid quite so much attention to these events?

Before anyone jumps up screaming at me, let me explain.

These events were terrible. A one-man terrorist cell (it seems) managed to cause more carnage and destruction than many would have thought possible in ...

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TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011

"Here Come The Heroes" - Lyrics for your usage.

OK, here we have the beginning of a little series, just to distract myself from this shithole planet a little (although how distracted, really, can I ever get - the whole damn thing surrounds me ... and the lyrics have their own little barbs as well).

Some lyrics, never used by human mouth. Yours to use, so long as you give credit where it's due, and send me a copy of the outcome.

Credit: The Homunculus of Mung. Send mp3s using them here. And if you're feeling generous, send me money ... not that I really use it much. But the gesture will be appreciated by those who enjoy the Pisco Sours and kebabs it goes towards. Hahahahaha ... Oh yeah ... If you'd like the resulting music to be included on a player on the site, let me know and I'll get Sir ...

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TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011

Glenn Beck: History will teach us scoffing

OK. I'm fed up with doing these pieces. But I can't stop. I'd rather be writing about women with similarities to Octopi, or chickens discussing the merits of laser hair removal. But then Glenn Beck opens the sewage outlet that is his mouth.

"There was a shooting at a political camp, which sounds a little like the Hitler Youth, or, whatever. I mean, who does a camp for kids that's all about politics. Disturbing."

Considering that he comes from a country that has school kids pledging allegiance to the flag, alongside national anthems being played at events ranging from Church picnics to baseball games, being derisive of encouraging political interest in youth is laughable.

And as for the Tea Party movement which he frequents - don't they have little jamborees for kids teaching God, Anti-immigration and the US constitution?


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MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011

Amy Winehouse, and The Media Trial of Blake Fielder-Civil

Another event that occurred at the weekend, and one that was in no way overshadowed by the events in Norway, was the death of Amy Winehouse.

Obviously, this is a sad loss. That goes without saying. It is always sad to see someone young and talented die.

But the media coverage?

Again, we had "experts" in the form of journalists speculating as to the reasons for her demise. And the majority of speculators seemed intent on blaming someone for it. Specifically, Blake Fielder-Civil.

According to almost all the "pundits" I have seen or read, Amy Winehouse did not do "serious" or "hard" or "Class A" drugs prior to her entanglement with Fielder-Civil. Hogwash.

I recall having a conversation about Ms Winehouse back in 2005 with a German promoter, particularly referencing her emergence alongside that of Jamie Cullum as an indication that jazz elements were becoming ...

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MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011

A Moment of "Seriousness"

So, after a turbulent few days, the world thinks it knows a thing or two.

A bombing in Oslo, a mass shooting in Utøya.

The gravity of these events cannot be underestimated. All at Mung HQ were deeply moved by these happenings.

However, being me, I cannot let the moment pass without pointing out just how stupid humanity is, and this is best represented by the media, as usual.

How many "news" reports circulated within minutes of the bombing in Oslo shouting "Al Qaeda"?

"Muslim Fundamentalism"

"Reprisal for Osama Bin Laden"

And so on.

How many?

This utter BULLSHIT was passed off as "news". We ...

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