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Save the Earth Mods ([personal profile] theearth) wrote in [community profile] saveyourselves2015-02-10 01:13 pm
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[media digest] Can you hear the media sing

With the media starting to play a larger role, the purpose of this post is to be a digest and master post for everything that the media (newspapers, radio, TV, internet, etc) have said and will say. This includes content created by both players and mods, regardless of if it stems from numbered and their allies, their opponents, or neutral third sources.

GUIDELINES


- You may either link to a post that you made which contained a media voice (like this) or or create small articles/opinion pieces/internet discussions/interviews/statements/etc and put them into the body of the comment, (like this).
- Please use this form:
- If your media voice talks about a small group of reincarnates or one reincarnate in specific, please make sure that you have their players' permission to have the media talk about them in this way.

THE GENERAL STATE OF THE MEDIA

- The media and general public in Locke City and the US as a whole are now seeing the numbered as two groups: Victims of the situation who try to resolve things peacefully that it sees positively, and violent numbered that it sees negatively - though there are few numbered that they have slotted into either category. Worldwide, the opinion of the numbered is still mostly positive, and it gets better the further south or east a person goes. Worldwide it's roughly America-> rest of NA->Europe/Latin America/Africa->Asia on a scale from negative to positive treatment, though that of course is only a rule of the thumb. The interest in Africa and South America is not terribly high, but especially Europe and the Arabic-speaking countries as well as some parts of Asia (especially India, Indonesia, Japan/Taiwan/Korea) are pretty interested and largely friendly towards the numbered. Notably, the opinion of the numbered is generally better in areas that are not echo boundaries.
- On the internet, opinions are varied and shrill, and the numbered phenomenon has long stopped being one that is only discussed in the English language.
- The attempts of reincarnated persons to enter the discussion on their own terms is treated differently. Some welcome it, others not, but whenever it happens it is discussed thoroughly in the media afterwards.
- America: Locke City radio station Energy Up is still on the topic of the numbered, but now there are hostile as well as neutral and even positive pieces, depending on the host. Fox News continues its morning magazine programme about the numbered worldwide, though heavily focusing on America, with more or less fact-based pieces about the reincarnates, laced with gossip and speculations about their mental state and how dangerous they really are; they also sometimes blame random events at them.
- German, Austrian, Finnish and Australian media are mostly friendly, at the worst neutral.
- The BBC, Al-Jazeera and other worldwide news networks all follow the developments associated with the numbered, though it remains one topic among many for them.

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