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Old 08-09-2011, 18:38
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There's far too much 9/11 stuff going on in the media.

Yes, it was a tragic event in another country that effected our citizens but the endless programs and remembrance events is a bit overkill. Something has been on TV every night this week on more than 1 channel.

You would almost think we are indeed the 51st state. Does America do the same for 7/7 victims? Is it a morbid curiosity?
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Old 08-09-2011, 18:39
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Irony alert...
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Old 08-09-2011, 18:44
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There's far too much 9/11 stuff going on in the media.

Yes, it was a tragic event in another country that effected our citizens but the endless programs and remembrance events is a bit overkill. Something has been on TV every night this week on more than 1 channel.

You would almost think we are indeed the 51st state. Does America do the same for 7/7 victims? Is it a morbid curiosity?
There's a couple of things I need to be reminded of;

1. How many American citizens died in 7/7?
2. How many UK citizens died in 9/11?

Once you answer those questions for me, don't bother to reply, just reflect on the daftness of this thread
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Old 08-09-2011, 18:46
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Given that there's already a thread on there being "too much 9/11", and that it's a pretty straightforward point of view which doesn't really need more than one thread to discuss, I don't think it would be entirely unreasonable for me to say there's too damn much "too much 9/11".
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Old 08-09-2011, 18:48
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Yes

I'm not sure I get the OP. You think there is too much stuff about 9/11, so your solution is... to post about 9/11?

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Old 08-09-2011, 18:50
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I do actually agree, we're not america, and even if we were,

all this week, on practically every major channel there have been 9/11 documentaries from various different viewpoints,

getting a bit pis*ed off with it,
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Old 08-09-2011, 18:54
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It was a world wide event, ten years on...of course it's going to get talked about.
If you are sick of it, dont start threads about it and dont watch it. easy.
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Old 08-09-2011, 18:54
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I do actually agree, we're not america, and even if we were,

all this week, on practically every major channel there have been 9/11 documentaries from various different viewpoints,

getting a bit pis*ed off with it,
Makes me glad I watch very little T.V
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Old 08-09-2011, 18:57
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I've managed to avoid most of the programming so far about the attacks...mainly because I Sky+ everything and rarely watch TV live, unless it's sport.

But consider that the attacks were the worst single-event terrorist attacks in history, and it's pretty understandable why it is still being talked about. Ten year anniversary of a big attack, why would they not schedule programming about it?
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Old 08-09-2011, 18:59
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Plenty of UK citizens died in the attacks, and we have soldiers dying regularly right now as a result of what came next, and it's ten years on, so it's fairly obviously relevant, I'd have thought.

Plus, what's the problem, really? Five minutes taken up on most news programmes, maybe a couple of hours per evening on one channel or another for documentaries. So what? Turn over, watch or do something else. It'll all be done next week and probably won't ever be as big again.
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Old 08-09-2011, 18:59
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I do actually agree, we're not america, and even if we were,

all this week, on practically every major channel there have been 9/11 documentaries from various different viewpoints,

getting a bit pis*ed off with it,
If that's the case, then why do you put yourself through the torment of watching the programmes then?
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Old 08-09-2011, 18:59
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Well considering it is an event that effectively changed the world, for the better or not it is something the world is going to think about for a long time to come. Lets face it, it is up there as one of the most tragic events to happen in living memory. It wasn't just americans it happened to many people from different countries lost their lives as well.
But lets put aside the fact it happened in america, this is something we should be interested in, at the time it was believed nothing like it could happen, it woke up the world to the very real threat that it could happen at anytime to anyone.

oh and I haven't managed to watch anything I didn't want to, just the odd docu I thought was interesting.
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Old 08-09-2011, 19:00
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If that's the case, then why do you put yourself through the torment of watching the programmes then?
eh?

I don't?
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Old 08-09-2011, 19:00
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Then what are you whining about?
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Old 08-09-2011, 19:01
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The thing I don't get is, if you're that sick of it all, why start a whole thread about it?
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Old 08-09-2011, 19:01
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Then what are you whining about?
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Old 08-09-2011, 19:01
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well then this thread is a bit null and void, not forgetting pointless.
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Old 08-09-2011, 19:02
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No wonder you're confused if you're getting "pis*ed off" with programmes you don't even watch.
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Old 08-09-2011, 19:04
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The actual event was too much 9/11 in my opinion. Would have been much better not to have it at all.
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Old 08-09-2011, 19:04
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No wonder you're confused if you're getting "pis*ed off" with programmes you don't even watch.
I'm not getting pi*sed off with the programmes themselves,

just the quantity of them,

there's little choice
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Old 08-09-2011, 19:06
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I'm not getting pi*sed off with the programmes themselves,

just the quantity of them,

there's little choice
If you have Sky you have a couple of hundred channels at your fingertips. Freeview has 30 or so...not all of them have programming on the attacks...I mean, I doubt Dave are adding them to their comedy classics...

Does pissed off get censored?
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Old 08-09-2011, 19:07
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I don't get you people. If you don't like something, don't watch it. Are your lives that sad that you have to rely on the TV for everything? You're complaining it's too much, then you come on here and talk about it being too much.

Go enjoy yourself instead. There's plenty to do.
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Old 08-09-2011, 19:10
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I have to agree with the OP here. It was a tragic even that shocked the world yes but it has been 10 years now. People need to give it a rest with all these documentaries and programmes. We've seen these same documentaries/conspiracy programmes for a decade now. I know I sound harsh but broadcasters need to chill out. We all know it was a tragic event.

It'll be interesting to see if the same attention will be given to the Boxing Day tsunami that killed a quarter of a million people.
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Old 08-09-2011, 19:13
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If you have Sky you have a couple of hundred channels at your fingertips. Freeview has 30 or so...not all of them have programming on the attacks...I mean, I doubt Dave are adding them to their comedy classics...

Does pissed off get censored?
oh it doesnt :L

always though it did
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Old 08-09-2011, 19:24
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I've managed to avoid most of the programming so far about the attacks...mainly because I Sky+ everything and rarely watch TV live, unless it's sport.

But consider that the attacks were the worst single-event terrorist attacks in history, and it's pretty understandable why it is still being talked about. Ten year anniversary of a big attack, why would they not schedule programming about it?
Going to say more or less the same thing, except it's cable and comedy and drama. I doubt that I would know about it if it wasn't for DS.
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