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[WEIRDMEAN] 1518 Dancing Plague: Where Hundreds Danced to Their Deaths -

Friday, April 18, 2014

LIVE ONGOING COVERAGE: The Desperate Search for MH370 -

Monday, April 7, 2014

Earthquake Killing and Injuring Several Off North Chile Triggers Tsunami Alert. -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

MH370: As Misinformation Grows, Malaysian Government Considering Action Against ‘Manufactured Reports’ -

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Parallel Universe Discovered and Confirmed With Science! War Imminent -

Monday, March 31, 2014

Japan’s Whaling Is Commercial and Not Scientific; International Court of Justice Rules -

Monday, March 31, 2014

What’s Behind the West and Their Anti-Russia Rhetoric Over Crimea? Oil, Power and Greed. -

Sunday, March 23, 2014

5 Dead After Small Plane Crashes in Australia -

Saturday, March 22, 2014

MH370: Maritime Authority Begins Searching Off of Perth After Satellite Shows ‘Debris-like’ Objects -

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church Dead -

Monday, March 17, 2014

US Threatens Russia With "a Very Serious Series of Steps" -

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Search for MH370 Boeing 777 Continues as Satellite Imagery Discovers Potential Wreckage -

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Oscar Pistorius Vomits as Court Hears Detailed Autopsy of Shot Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp -

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mysterious Disappearance of Malaysian Plane Becoming More Complicated -

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Lengthy and Agonising Search for Vanished Malaysian 777 Plane Continues. Long Oil Slick Discovered. -

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Russia, Crimea, Ukraine and the United States of America: Here’s What’s Going On. -

Friday, March 7, 2014

Schapelle Corby’s Parole May Be Revoked After “Profiting” From Conviction. -

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Conservatives Get Angry as Comedic Rock Band ‘GWAR’ Decapitate Tony Abbott Effigy -

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

[WORLD in PICTURES] the Extravagance of Viktor Yanukovych’s Mansion Shocks Ukraine -

Monday, February 24, 2014

44yo “Stone Baby” Discovered in Brazilian Elder -

Monday, February 17, 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.

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Cask J. Thomson

Cask J. Thomson

Founder & Editor-In-Chief
As founder and editor-in-chief, Cask J. Thomson has exhausted his life as a graphics designer, political activist, freedom of speech advocate, anti-censorship promoter and a published author of several computer science books and a graphic novel. As well as running the publishing company linked to WordMean, Cask has several aspirations as a musician, producer and journalist. Thomson was born in the United Kingdom and currently resides between Sydney, Australia and Alicante, Spain.
  • 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?