We start today talking about a couple of Jason’s pet peeves—the news media’s poor performance on reporting on terrorism. We talk about why that might be the case. Arthur talks about the people who are real threats, and how we have no idea why they do what they do. We also talk about how the media is used, and how so often they don’t really report anything at all useful. We still think that the whole Daesh mess is an Arab problem, and sending in troops is nuts.
Next, we talk about a letter Jason received telling him the guy who mugged him is up for parole. Jason shares his reaction.
Arthur says his dogs apologise for barking while we recorded this episode. They said they had no idea they needed to be quiet.
Everyone’s welcome to leave a comment (agree or disagree!).
Links for this episode:
“Kiwi Jihadi brides on the rise” – from Stuff
“‘The worse the attack the more excited they are’ – Kiwi women leave to be jihadi brides” [Video] – ONE News – Has the comments by John Key that Arthur mentioned
“An Unwelcome Blast from the Past” – Jason’s post on his letter about his mugger’s parole
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