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30-10-09, 10:41 AM
Join Date: Aug 2009
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While you're right that the media does give the behaviour of some people a lot of attention, it's a fact of the matter that if you live in a big city (as I do) all you need to do is go outside on a Friday or Saturday night and see it happening right in front of your eyes. No matter what your view on it is, without it actually happening there wouldn't be anything there for the media to take pictures of/report on.
I live in a big city, Birmingham, and have been down there on a Friday and Saturday night with my camera, and taken pictures like at ArtsFest with people enjoying themselves including children, without seeing those scenes. I'm sure I could find examples like that if I went looking for them, but the vast majority of people don't behave like that. As regards the media and their portrayal of this, only bad images make a story, so it's these images that they try to find thereby giving the impression that this is how we live.
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