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And I'll bet this has passed you all by as well.

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Callisto Fri 31-Oct-08 09:02:38

Upwind Fri 31-Oct-08 09:04:53

I don't think that has passed many people by - but what is to be debated here? It is a natural disaster and utterly awful.

FlameNPumpkins Fri 31-Oct-08 09:05:07

Can you just c&p the articles?

Yes, we get it, you have no interest in ross/brand, but I know half of us can't be arsed to open links.

Callisto Fri 31-Oct-08 09:06:11

So you can be bothered to post that you can't be bothered to click on a link? hmm

FlameNPumpkins Fri 31-Oct-08 09:06:40


LilRedWGoreandguts Fri 31-Oct-08 09:09:23

Callisto - not sure why the stress here, but am guessing that you are peeved at the coverage of BBC Radio atm.

I do think that you are a little out of order presuming that people don't care about other, far more important, stuff though.

ledodgy Fri 31-Oct-08 09:09:45

I'm finding your thread title quite patronising Callisto.

Upwind Fri 31-Oct-08 09:10:40

Unbelievable that you would stoop to using this tragedy to have a go at MNers posting on another thread.

ledodgy Fri 31-Oct-08 09:13:00

There was nothing to stop you posting about each of these things during the week instead of posting them all in one morning to have a go at the rest of us!

Callisto Fri 31-Oct-08 09:13:21

Jeez Upwind, you've really got the wrong end of the stick.

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 31-Oct-08 09:14:07

I agree that far too much news coverage has been given to JR and thingy but I still think its a debate worth having because its one about some of the fundamental core values of our society and what we as a society find acceptable.

LilRedWGoreandguts Fri 31-Oct-08 09:14:31

I've just seen all of the other threads you have started Callisto (I tend to avoid the In The News section, because of these arguments generally) and really think that you need to turn your computer off today and take a break.

Please do not presume that people on here do not give a toss about others because they are interested in the Woss story. Personally, I'm sick to the back teeth of the coverage but would never use such awful tragedies for my own ends, just to get at people.

MurderousMarla Fri 31-Oct-08 09:16:37

Ooh, I am put in my place.

yarooo Fri 31-Oct-08 09:17:29

piss off with your holier than thou attitude

yarooo Fri 31-Oct-08 09:17:47

smuggest, snidiest thread title i've read in a long time

travellingwilbury Fri 31-Oct-08 09:19:08

I actually was the only person that agreed with you on the other thread . Because I am fed up with hearing about Brand and Ross all the time but now I also think you are just being patronising .

Discuss it if you want to discuss it don't just post a link .

BloodyStranglingwithBling Fri 31-Oct-08 09:19:21

My word. You're unpleasant on this.

Note to self, from now on, preface all posts on random food or other items with "obviously this is not as important as all the other things going on in the world where people are dying".

Upwind Fri 31-Oct-08 09:20:17

Callisto, how exactly have I the wrong end of the stick? You are using a dreadful situation, a tragedy on a massive scale where tens of thousands of lives have been lost, to have a go at people whose discussions you look down on. That is low.

expatinscotland Fri 31-Oct-08 09:21:48

yes, it's passed me by.

my damn gas bill hit the target, however: my doormat.


lljkk Fri 31-Oct-08 09:23:28

The media always jumps on bandwagons and ends up covering one story to excess, to an unhealthy exclusion of others.

Does anyone know what's going on in Iraq? I've barely heard anything for weeks, we are still at war, right?? The credit crunch/domestic financial crisis had blown almost everything else off the news agenda (until Radio 2 plonkers came to dominate).

I listen to a lot of the World Service on DAB radio, they have the most rounded news coverage going.

lljkk Fri 31-Oct-08 09:24:42

There's something terrible happening in the Congo, too, famine? Really scarey.
Wasn't there a big earthquake yesterday, too?

unknownrebelbang Fri 31-Oct-08 17:10:53

I CBA'd generally to click on links (although I did on this one, just for you) and yes it had passed me by, but then I've been at work all week and it's half-term, so watching/reading the news (even if it hadn't been full of JR/RB) hasn't been my main pre-ccupation this week.

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