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How the world heard the grim news


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This post was published more than 15 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 15 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and write about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 15 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

How the world heard the grim news (Guardian)

Some interesting points here. I personally was very disappointed with the response of the terrestrial channels to this news, and I hope that the BBC issue some sort of response to the criticism levelled at them from many quarters for failing to provide adequate coverage of an obviously huge story due to a desire not to interrupt their Christmas schedules. But I’m not entirely sure they’ll give one.

This 152nd post was filed under: News and Comment, Tsunami 2004.

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Comment from Alan

    08.18, 29/04/2007

I would leave a comment f I knew what the heck this post was about. What grim news? When?

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

    10.02, 29/04/2007

It was related to the Tsunami in the tail end of 2004. Unfortunately, when moving blogging platforms some years ago, the link has become incorrectly formatted and hence not clickable, and I’ve not noticed until now. But I have now fixed it. So you can comment away.

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