Rupert Murdoch’s Funfair and a Tin of Peaches: Saturday 12th March

Waking up to the aftermath of the quake was basically waking up to a world  where the Western Media had finally gone insane! It really is not very helpful to be fed constant rumour and speculation about ‘possible’ news stories and incidences, when actual tragedies and horrors have already happened and are not being given anywhere near enough attention or consideration. Obviously the nuclear situation is very worrying at the moment, but it is still very unclear as to what is going on, whereas in the north eastern port of Minamisanriku, 10,000 people have gone missing, that is an entire town! But because this doesn’t make for as interesting copy as ‘Japan Goes into Nuclear Meltdown’, Murdoch and his savvies choose to report on half truths and other ‘sexy topics’, just to get copy.

My (not entirely limitless) supplies

This is supposed to be a ‘humorous’ blog, and so whilst I don’t want to trivialise what has been an horrific disaster, I can report that upon hearing some of the Western media I did panic a little bit. I alleviated these fears by filling my bathtub with water, and then by running down to my local supermarket and buying a tin of peaches. I think that it is safe to say that I am well covered for any situation.



About truehamlet

Sam is a senior lecturer in Science Communication, who researches the different ways in which media such as poetry and film can be used to communicate science to new audiences.
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