View Poll Results: How much does the missing Malaysian airliner affect your life?

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  • Nothing is more important to my life than what happened to that airliner.

    6 42.86%
  • The missing Malaysian airline should be a top American priority

    4 28.57%
  • At least 50% of all media coverage should be about that airliner

    7 50.00%
  • They need to find it so I can finally get some sleep

    6 42.86%
  • If they do not find out what happened I'll lose my house and job

    6 42.86%
  • I need to know so I can decide how I will vo in elections

    7 50.00%
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    Re: How much does the missing Malaysian airliner affect you?

    No vote, of course, I have troubled myself to read the options/selections and find the poll to be biased...The events in my own nation are of far greater importance.

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    Re: How much does the missing Malaysian airliner affect you?

    Yes it's important to me. The Malaysian airliner has shown how shockingly inadequate the monitoring and communication systems are despite 911 and all that went before. That affects me and any relatives or friends I have who may fly. I also have compassion for those who have lost nearest and dearest.
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    Re: How much does the missing Malaysian airliner affect you?

    Doesn't affect me at all. But, it IS a news story, whether we want it to be or not, so I'm not getting my panties in a wad over it being in the news, either.
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    Re: How much does the missing Malaysian airliner affect you?

    As most people have probably already reached this conclusion, I will keep this brief but: it is all about ratings. People get fixated on things, and when something boosts ratings, they go crazy.
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    Re: How much does the missing Malaysian airliner affect you?

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    As most people have probably already reached this conclusion, I will keep this brief but: it is all about ratings. People get fixated on things, and when something boosts ratings, they go crazy.
    does that mean that the media coverage of the TWA 800 tragedy was also all about ratings?
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    Re: How much does the missing Malaysian airliner affect you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    does that mean that the media coverage of the TWA 800 tragedy was also all about ratings?
    All media coverage is about ratings.
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    Re: How much does the missing Malaysian airliner affect you?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Not at all, and I'm shocked at the volume of airtime it is getting.
    You must not fly much.

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    Re: How much does the missing Malaysian airliner affect you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    does that mean that the media coverage of the TWA 800 tragedy was also all about ratings?
    There is a difference. There was substance to cover in that situation. The day after we had people on the scene recovering things for an investigation. Everything about this flight is speculation, from CNN talking about black holes and asking if professional hypnotists are the way to solve the problem, to Fox attacking CNN over its coverage only to speculate on terrorists attacks, etc. There is no black box, no wreckage, no anything except speculation. In the TWA 800 coverage at least there was always the possibility of new information from the hard evidence recovered, in this case at this point, there is no such possibility.
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    Re: How much does the missing Malaysian airliner affect you?

    The media always has the murder of the month they focus on until the next murder-missing person or disaster comes along. They will drop this like a hot potato and run in mass to the next big event as soon as it happens.

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    Re: How much does the missing Malaysian airliner affect you?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    The media has incessantly covered the missing Malaysian airliner. This is extremely cheap for them to do - rather than having investigative reporters around the country and world for actual domestic and foreign policy matters.

    Amazingly, most people are so gullible they will agree that a missing Malaysian airliner is THE most important topic and issue in the world to them going right along with it. And, then, our government decides "yes, the missing Malaysian airliner is a top US government priority!"

    I haven't watched about it or read about it myself. There are constant tragedies all over the world 24/7 and a missing Malaysian airline has exactly no relevancy to my life whatsoever.

    How much does the missing Malaysian airliner affect you life?
    Sounds like you ought to subscribe to a local paper. If you don't like the news you can always shut it off.

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