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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Duck Flu and Scare Mongering Media Nitwits

 

 
 
I am SO sick of London media nitwits when they immediately start the scare mongering stories as soon as something like bird flu hits a small town in East Yorkshire.  These people won't even know where East Yorkshire is.  The fact is that sometimes, like all living creatures,  birds get sick. When they are cooped up in pens in their thousands, the sickness will spread.  Humans cannot catch flu from a duck.  It is not the H5N1 virus which is a man-made virus, developed in a laboratory by scientists (that will never be announced on Sky or BBC News). 
 
I can see what's going to happen.  The media frenzy will blow it all out of proportion again and suddenly the Christmas turkey industry will collapse because everyone will be buying a hunk of beef for Christmas dinner. The sad thing is that the masses believe what the brainwashing media tell them.  Jeremy Vine on Radio 2 today made me particularly mad today in likening the bird flu outbreak to Ebola in Africa.  There's something wrong with that man.
 
I am watching it all from the sidelines and I really hope that the majority of people realise that the media is deliberately spreading fear.  Christ, I hope Kay Burley from Sky News doesn't turn up in East Yorkshire!!
 
 

11 comments:

  1. Hey Carol. we are having salmon, but that is by the by. I was getting angry with Radio 4 today so switched it off, it was about Scottish Independence. the woman who has written a book on it was pausing for so long between words she was getting on my nerves.

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    1. Sometimes media people just do your head in don't they? Most of the time actually.

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  2. Don't beat about the bush Madame Molly - say what you mean! If you see a man dressed in an ebola suit by your pond, holding out worms for your ducks, please don't worry - it will be me! And on the side of my van it will say "Yorkshiire Pudding - Duck Annihilation Services". My charges are very reasonable - commensurate with MPs expenses.

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    1. If you kill my ducks, I will send Kay Burley to your doorstep.

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    2. ...and I'll tell her about the sheep in your back garden and how it's got scrapie and you're hiding it from the authorities. Ha ha! You won't get away from the lovely Kay.

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    3. ....and I will tell Roberto that you would like a Kay Burley novel for Christmas. Burley's first novel, "First Ladies", was published in 2011 The book is an erotic romance set in the media industry, including television news. According to one reviewer, it's a "turgid mess" which isn't even bad enough to be good: "Unfortunately, this book, with its dire comic timing, complete absence of irony, pointless digressions, dull plotting and complete lack of any engaging characters, is so mind-numblingly, fist-chewingly awful, that it’s just bad."
      Burley's latest novel, "Betrayal", was released in May 2012, The less said about it the better.

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    4. Now that would be very cruel, YP.

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  3. Poor ducks is all I can say...

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    1. Me too, Edwina. I think gassing them is extremely cruel.

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  4. I'd settle for them doing some good news stories for once...

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    1. I would too CT. Our local news is much more positive.

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