05 Feb 2013

Hyping fear for profit in an era of declining crime

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Check out this blog post on Gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com. When the crime rate is down, then simply, less crime is being reported and the neighborhood isn’t necessarily any safer, says the media. Apparently, nobody cares to hear of any good news, so for the media to retain their readers, viewers, browsers and such, they must accentuate the extreme negatives, so that they can sell papers and advertising time. There is also a possibility, that the Internet has caused the world to become so small, that it only appears, today, more murders happen, than they had, in the peaceful past.

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Hyping fear for profit in an era of declining crime

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