Hello! I wanted to ask about the Name of a fanfiction. Dan is mute and his father is a police officer. Phil is new at school, and I think he was emo or punk. I don't remember the other things sorry!
Soundless - Phil Lester moves to town and attends a school full of cliques. He doesn’t see his life going anywhere until he somehow manages to befriend the mute kid in school. Now he’s beginning to learn that life can take you anywhere, and is full of friends in unlikely places. But in the wake of a tragedy, Phil must learn to understand not just words, but actions. Because sometimes, the loudest cry for help can be soundless.
The point of terrorist acts is to draw attention to a message. The main mechanisms of putting that message out there, the only ones that count, are the major newspapers (still true.)
Page views is what counts, and while it might be interesting to cover something in a blog, it won’t get the same attention as if it is covered in the New York Times.
Without the coverage from the media, ISIS becomes just a small regional insurgency with no military capacity beyond its immediate region. Their force projection has roughly the same range as a Toyota Hilux.
It is their mastery of the media that makes them an actual terrorist threat with some reach. But without the international media working to amplify their signal, they would be just another lame duck terrorist group flash in the pan. Terrible and deadly for those that suffer their atrocities, but generally unimportant beyond the sandbox.
The media created ISIS, but I don’t think they have the guts to kill it.
fun chat with Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Pena for War On Everyone -
one of my favourite films of the year. Live on site Monday with the
podcast with David Wilmot up Thursday [x]
September 6th 2016:
The date on which Taylor Swift, who has milked every relationship she’s ever had for its very last drop of PR worth, tried to sell the narrative that her latest ‘relationship’ ended because Tom Hiddleston wanted it to be more public than she was comfortable with.