In the last two days, I happened to see two opportunistic ads on the Internet at the expense of Rupert Murdoch. Here they are:
Real Journalism means…never having to say you’re sorry
Powershop ad: Same power different attitude
While finding the whole UK News of the World phone hacking scandal incredibly… well scandalous, I can’t help but feeling sorry for Murdoch. The way the newspaper gathered there information were questionable, but haven’t we heard enough about it already? Shouldn’t we give Murdoch a rest? All I hear on my media podcasts about three weeks ago were ‘phone hacking scandal’ ‘Murdoch’ ‘News of the World’ etc on mediawatch from the UK, Australia and New Zealand, those are the only ones I listen to so I wouldn’t be surprised if similar content were broadcast all over the world.
Do you think these two ads offensive?
Do you think the Powershop ad could even be offensive religiously?
It is thundering and hailing outside as I ‘speak’! Snow storm is arriving as Metservice promised, and I cannot stress how excited I am. It’s not even solely because I have two massive essays due on this Wednesday which hopefully will be postponed, but I’m feeling spoiled by the fact that this is our second snow in one year.
A number of weather geeks have been over excitedly talking about this incoming snow storm on the net for a couple days now, one of the more memorable claim says, I might be paraphrasing here, ‘this is going to be an event that appears in future text books’. I fully understand how people, especially science people, get all excited and passionate over natural events like this. As a geography student myself, I do too, because you become part of the experience and history! Just like how I jumped up and down when I saw liquefaction in action after the earthquakes, you read and heard so much about it in text books, but they would never beat the real experience!
Enough writing for now! Heading outside!! 😀
P.S. Here’s a photo someone else taken in Rolleston right before the hail hit maybe 30 mins before. Citation needed.
Picture taken in Rolleston, Christchurch, right before the hail hit! (citation needed)