TABLOID vs. BROADSHEET ---Looking at Sun News and BBC News
INVASION OF NINJA SHRIMPS By JOHN COLES A SHRIMP with a kung-fu punch so hard it can draw human blood has been found in British waters. And holidaymakers were warned last night to avoid fearsome Mantis Shrimps, which strike faster than a rifle bullet. Two of the creatures, which normally live in warm seas, were caught in Weymouth Bay, Dorset. Experts fear they are part of a colony lured here from the Mediterranean by global warming. The 3ins orange crustaceans are in a reinforced tank at Weymouth’s SeaLife Centre as their blows can break glass. They lash out with a forearm at 75ft per second to smash shells of prey like crabs. Marine biologist Robin James was left in agony when one of the shrimps whacked his finger as he lifted it from its tank. He said: “It felt like having a heavy door slammed on my finger. “It was so fast. I felt this sudden pain and looked down to see blood pouring out of my finger. “It is very rare for them to attack a human — but if someone should encounter one they should back away and leave it alone.” Sheila Patek of the University of California said: “Their speed exceeds most animals by far.”
UFOs down Mexico way By SUN ONLINE REPORTER MEXICAN military pilots were surrounded by UFOs as they flew a night-time drug-busting mission. The Air Force crewmen filmed 11 spooky lights in the sky - but only three showed up on the plane's radar. "Was I afraid? Yes. A little afraid because we were facing something that had never happened before," said radar operator Lieutenant German Marin. A videotape filmed using infrared equipment shows the bright objects, some sharp points of light and others like large headlights, moving rapidly in the sky. Flying salsas ... how Mexican UFOs may have looked "I couldn't say what it was ... but I think they're completely real," added Lieutenant Mario Adrian Vazquez, the infrared equipment operator. The plane's captain, Major Magdaleno Castanon, said the military jets chased the lights "and I believe they could feel we were pursuing them". The objects vanished when the aeroplanes, on a routine anti-drug trafficking mission in Campeche, stopped following them, he said. Mexican UFO investigator Jaime Maussan said: "This is historic news."
Mexico pilots release 'UFO film' Footage released by the Mexican air force is further proof of the existence of UFOs, an investigator has said. The video, filmed by pilots using an infrared camera, shows 11 bright objects moving rapidly in the sky. "We are not alone! This is so weird," one of the pilots can be heard saying after the radar picked up the objects. The Mexican defence ministry confirmed the videotape had been filmed by members of the air force, but did not comment on its content. Mexican UFO investigator Jaime Maussan said that, while there are hundreds of UFO videos, it was the first time one "had the backing of the armed forces". "The armed forces don't perpetuate frauds," he added after showing the footage at a news conference on Tuesday. The videotape was filmed by air force members in March as they conducted a routine anti-drug trafficking surveillance flight over the coastal region of Campeche. The objects were reported to be invisible to the eye - the pilots turned on the infrared camera to track them after three of them were picked up by the radar. In a taped interview, the plane's radar operator Lt German Marin said he had felt "a little afraid because we were facing something that had never happened before". Interviewed by Jaime Maussan, the captain of the aircraft, Maj Magdaleno Castanon, said they had chased the lights. "I believe they could feel we were pursuing them," he said. "There was a moment when... the screens showed they were behind us, to the left and in front of us. It was at that point that I felt a bit tense." There have been many reported UFO sightings in Mexico, most of which have been dismissed by scientists.
Aisle, Window or Box? By SUN ONLINE REPORTER AN AIRLINE is seeking to avoid embarrassment caused by the awkward problem of an in-flight death by introducing a "corpse cupboard", it was revealed today. The special arrangement has been made possible because of the design of the new Airbus A340-500, which Singapore Airlines has just added to its fleet. The long-range plane has a compartment which could be used to accommodate a body. But the airline said it would only resort to the compartment option if no other suitable spot could be found. A spokesman added: "On the rare occasion when a passenger passes away during a flight the crew do all that it possible to manage the situation with sensitivity and respect. "Unfortunately, given the space constraints in an aircraft cabin, it is not always possible to find a row of seats where the deceased passenger can be placed and covered in a dignified manner, although this is always the preferred option. "The compartment will be used only if no suitable space can be found elsewhere in the cabin. The compartment is unique to this aircraft."
Criticism and Conclusion • - Blame on news media for not taking social responsibility • The structure and style of the “socially responsible news” are not popular among the people • The unpopularity of official news creates “ignorant masses” • Stimulate people into making news part of their daily lives, not teach them about the “truth” of those events. Reference: Sun News Online BBC New Online John Fiske, Understanding Popular Culture John Fiske, Reading the Popular