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Thursday, October 12, 2006

What's News?

There were two crashes today:

One was a helicopter crash involving the CEO of Kerzner International Holdings in the Dominican Republic. Kerzner International happens to be one of the bidders for the IR on Sentosa in Singapore.

The other, involved a Yankees pitcher, Cory Lidle, whose plane crashed into the side of a building in New York and sparking off more fears of a September 11-esque terror strike in that city.

My thoughts go to both families (and to those of the French train crash and Baghdad bombings).


Thought of the day: which story do you think is featured on the hourly updates on CNA? And which did you think had more 'news' value?


  • At 6:13 PM, October 12, 2006, Blogger Kaffein said…

    In Singapore, the CEO's death is more interesting (or so the govrmt wants us to think). Wouldn't be surprised if news about his death flood the screen/radio.

    But then in the US, the pitcher could have been a well-loved guy (I'm not sure coz I don't play baseball). So CNN may show snippets of him more often. Anyway, baseball is their national sport, so...

  • At 1:40 AM, October 13, 2006, Blogger Terz said…

    Yeah, but my point was mainly on the September-esque 'attack'...

    And on the anniversary of the Bali bombings.

    Never about the pitcher. Even though I am a Yankees fan.

    Somewhere, somehow, it has to be no longer about 'how we can market this little island of ours' but about 'liviing in the global community as we claim to be'.


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