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March 24, 2015

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Germanwings Airbus A320 Plane Crashes in French Alps, All 148 People on Board Feared Dead -

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Jewish and Islamic Schools Given Millions of Dollars of Security in Australia Amidst Terrorist Fear -

Monday, March 2, 2015

New Australian IVAN MILAT Series Irritates Thousands Convinced We Should “Forget All About Him” -

Friday, February 27, 2015

What Significant Right Do Men Have These Days That Women Don’t? -

Monday, February 23, 2015

Australia Resorts to Guilt and Threats Against Indonesia, Attempting to Spare Bali Nine Members From Execution. -

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Australian Mandatory Government Data Retention Con Will Cost $400m for Your “Freedom” and “Safety” -

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Everything Is Offensive. Everything Is Sexist, Racist and Derogatory. -

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Ross Ulbricht Convicted for Black Market Site SILK ROAD -

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Qatar Airways Buys Stake of British Airways and Iberia Parent Company -

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Delta and Southwest Planes Landed After Twitter Prankster Claims to Have Smuggled Bombs. -

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Why Does Depicting Prophet Muhammad Annoy Some of the Muslims? -

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Gamblers, Transgenders, Voyeurs and People With Fetishes May Be Unable to Hold Driver’s Licence in Russia in Effort to Crack Down on Road Accidents. -

Friday, January 9, 2015

[LIVE] Airbus A320 AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Goes Missing. -

Sunday, December 28, 2014

MMXIV: The Year in Review -

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Protests in Missouri After Teenage Black Man Shot Dead by Police -

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Sydney Hostage Crisis Ends: The Event That Was a Convenience to the Australian Government? -

Monday, December 15, 2014

(UPDATED) Sydney City in Lockdown After Man Takes 13 Hostages in Cafe -

Monday, December 15, 2014

`MH17 Shot Down by Ukraine, Mistaken for Putin`s Plane` -

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Pirate Bay Raided in Stockholm -

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Australian Retailers Pull GTA v From Shelves Thanks to Females Warning “It Promotes Sexual Violence” -

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Media Circus Surrounding the Oscar Pistorius Allegations.

Oscar Pistorius I Official Website of The Blade RunnerWhilst this may sound rich coming from a website that published trivial details based on the alleged murderer and rapist Adrian Bayley, Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’ alleged shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp has held him the victim of what is best described as a media circus.

Whilst I wouldn’t say that this should be preventable or prohibited – as the way of the world and technology has brought us to this – the one-sided arguments spread across the mainstream media has given the impression that no man is innocent until proven guilty. Soon, that is likely to be a term disproven by the courts after years of letting journalists attend court hearings whilst sitting on their phones tweeting about the events and providing a biased stream of live commentary.

Usually when the mainstream media provides the details AGAINST somebody, it allows the unthinking majority to stand up and condemn the suspect. After all, the Dictionary.com definition of suspect is to believe to be guilty, false, counterfeit, undesirable, defective, bad, etc., with little or no proof: to suspect a person of murder.”

You don’t need to make up your mind for something that doesn’t concern you if the tabloids have already ‘convicted’.

After a four-day bail hearing, Oscar Pistorius was granted bail and he will return to court to face premeditated murder charges on the 4th of June, 2013.

Whilst it is very unfortunate to say; violence, murder, rape and theft aren’t entirely uncommon in South Africa. When Anders Breivik was being trialled for the Utoya Island massacre; it was interesting for multiple reasons but one of the most shocking things for the media was the rather pleasant and peaceful past that Norway has had with crimes as big as murders. Sadly, it’s the opposite with a country like South Africa.

If Oscar wasn’t a celebrity, would this case be of interest to the worldwide audiences? How much of this fascination with the case has to do with the fact that he isn’t just an Olympian – he’s a disabled Olympian?

It’s safe to say that the above reasons have now given the incentive of the media and the tuned-in world to play jury duty and to place this case as one of the ‘few murders’ that seem to happen every decade. Amazing, because clearly there are never any non-celebrities that meet the same tragic circumstances.

  • eluv

    Totally agree!
    Also, glad to see the site’s back up and running! Those dogs in the US can’t keep you down can they?

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