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Re: <nettime> Critiquing the media shitstorm
Rama Hoetzlein on Sun, 3 Apr 2011 15:18:54 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Critiquing the media shitstorm


I rarely post on nettime lately, but David D'Heilly's recent comments 
raised my attention. I have been critiquing the media shitstorm over the 
Fukushima nuclear plant this past two weeks, with a visual graphic of 
the spread of radiation.
The graphic and commentary on news reporting can be found here:
http://www.rchoetzlein.com/theory/?p=171

On of the greatest concerns, mentioned in the article, is the vastly 
different amounts of focus placed on radiation levels in the West versus 
East. In the US, minute amounts of radiation 2x above normal are 
reported as if they were an imminent threat. Meanwhile, Ibaraki 
prefecture lies outside the 20km evacuation zone but is receiving the 
equivalent of nuclear worker levels of radiation. Some perspective 
appears to be a difficult thing to maintain unless you're actually in 
the affected areas. Fortunately, these levels are gradually declining, 
but the media storm doesn't seem to be.



On 4/3/2011 8:13 AM, david d'heilly wrote:
> Don't know if this is appropriate to post here. No, I am not
> interested in getting into a protracted discussion about this. But
> every day we have to fend off this kind of crap, and I'm so sick of
> it. C'mon nettime. You want to do media criticism? How about
> critiquing the shitstorm of disinformation swarming the globe after
> 3.11, rather than fostering it.
>
> Sorry Stevphen. I beg to differ.





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