Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Media

a Biblical thought...
At the end of every three years, bring all the tithes of that year's produce and store it in your towns, so that the Levites (who have no allotment or inheritance of their own) and the aliens, the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns may come and eat and be satisfied, and so that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. (Deut 14:28-29)

a Book thought...
People know when others are listening or whether they are merely taking time to formulate their next thoughts or opinions. (p128)
a Dave thought...
The media are a great source of information that keep us all in touch with the bushfires, but I must admit having a love hate relationship with them. I love them because when I'm watching TV I want to see the latest footage and it helps us all to share some of the pain as we hear the real stories of people going through their pain and struggles. On the other hand when you are there at any of the relief centres where the victims are going through the hardest days of their lives I hate them. The way the media want to join in and hear the personal conversations or hopefully get another piece of film of someone in tears is just rude and invasive. I was even asked the other night to stand between the cameras and the nurses treating burns victims so the the media would leave them alone. I'm sure we all have a role to play but when people are going through their darkest hours surely the media can pay some respect.

Just a thought.

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