Strange Journalism

Old Mar 5th 2010, 6:42 am
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http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/cr...-mall-1.592403
So why did they not say Man Stabs Woman...or Man Stabs Shop Assistant?...and why is the nationality of the culprit not disclosed?
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So why did they not say Man Stabs Woman...or Man Stabs Shop Assistant?...and why is the nationality of the culprit not disclosed?
I don't actually find this strange... Many people here couldn't give a toss about news like this unless it happens to their own.

I'm always amazed by our maid... thousands dead in Haiti, she is only concerned about the 5 Filipinos that died there. Or the housemaid that was raped and killed by her employer - was awful news until she realized that it wasn't a pinoy.
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Smells like a local who was upset his bit on the side wasn't interested anymore.
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Originally Posted by lionheart View Post
http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/cr...-mall-1.592403
So why did they not say Man Stabs Woman...or Man Stabs Shop Assistant?...and why is the nationality of the culprit not disclosed?
Did you miss

"Witnesses claim that the Nepali man who stabbed her..."
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I don't actually find this strange... Many people here couldn't give a toss about news like this unless it happens to their own.
Yeah - this is the only place that I have seen that. they always give the nationality of the victims and offenders. I always thought it was quite odd, and smacked of a bit of moral superiority.
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"Witnesses claim that the Nepali man who stabbed her..."
I could have sworn that his nationality was not mentioned in the original report. Maybe it was added later. If it was there all the time then I retract my complaint, although I still dislike the use of the victim's nationality in the story headline.
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