May 18, 2013

The terrorists you read, hear, and view

I've written before about my hate for mainstream media, and everything I've said still stands. If you measure the effectiveness of terrorism by the fear it generates and the behaviors it changes—the goals of terrorist organizations, by definition—then the biggest terrorists in the world are the news media. We as humans suck at evaluating risks, so TV, paper, and radio news often take advantage of us because of that.

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