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    Do the media tell us who to grieve for?


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    A serious question with no disrespect to anyone on the news that has died this week, however in order it appears:

    1) a much loved 89 year old man

    2)Two Children aged 7 & 3 in Barcelona

    3) 105 African kids in Sierra Leone.

    I'm not telling you who to be sad for I just think it's a "funny ol world"

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      Sky News have put the missing 7 year old ahead of Bruce on the 7 o'clock News, ignore me I've had a drink, just a bit pissed off with the world at the moment
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      Aren't you big enough to make up your own mind?

      It's usually a good idea.

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      No - they are just reporting current events likely to be of interest
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      News of deaths in a country where unfortunately there are a lot of killings aren't as shocking or attention grabbing as a more local death or terrorist attack.
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      Aren't you big enough to make up your own mind?

      It's usually a good idea.

      #fakenews
      No, I like to go with the flow. Like I said I'll be grieving in the order BBC have told me to. I'll be RIPing ol Brucie on Facebook as soon as I'm done here. As for the fake news hash tag is he not really dead?
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      Its 10.11 on the BBC National News and there has been no other story than Bruce Forsyth, thats nearly half of the time allocated for news being taken up by this one subject. BBc fail, again.
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      We have a much more stronger attachment with Bruce than we do those kids in Sierra Leone or anywhere else in the world. As harsh as it is, it's the hard truth that some people can't seem to accept. We have a closer affinity to our own than those we do not know, but that doesn't mean people don't care, people can act to prevent those kids' deaths through the many charities in the region and encouraging foreign aid. We can't really prevent an elderly person dying of natural causes.
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      As I said I dont know just assumed
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      A serious question with no disrespect to anyone on the news that has died this week, however in order it appears:

      1) a much loved 89 year old man

      2)Two Children aged 7 & 3 in Barcelona

      3) 105 African kids in Sierra Leone.

      I'm not telling you who to be sad for I just think it's a "funny ol world"
      Agree totally with your underlying message. After the mass murders elsewhere, today in Cambrils for example, the BBC went wall to wall coverage for hours on Bruce Forsyth.

      This was picked up on last year, when many complained to the BBC that the death of David Bowie took over their news programmes for hours on end, with all other news and events shunted to one side. I personnally am a fan of his music and influence, but recognises that many more wouldn't not share that interest.

      This treatment on a death used to be reserved for a famous PM or a Royal, a rare event, but the BBC now go for this blanket coverage with seeming regularity,

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