So we interrupt our regularly scheduled programming…
Turns out everybody in London’s gone plum crazy. Or something. They’re burning stuff up. Because. Um. They’re mad.
And this is what they’re mad at:
But then some people say what they’re really mad at is this:
Also: while I don’t mean to minimize the core issue here — a man in London is dead, some policemen killed him, and now there’s rioting/looting in the streets — I do invite you to think about the nature of news on the internet and about the role that fear and hyperbole play in capturing your attention.
- Prime Minister David Cameron has cut his vacation to Italy short to return to London and get a handle on the situation.
- Do you know who Rodney King is?