how narrow ideas gain wide attention

The media in the past hours is quoting an Australian senator who claims that Australian Muslims are rorting the welfare system. Did this really need to be a head story on the websites of our leading news providers? Actually did this even need to be reported at all? Was it useful to public understanding? Could it not be treated with the disdain it deserves? Isn’t it time Australia media that you contribute to a balanced conversation that promotes love, understanding and peace?

Racism, intolerance and discrimination only gain power when one individual’s comments are given more focus and attention than is actually relevant to their credibility.

Australian media you could direct our attention to different things like suggesting ways everyone in our world has enough to eat and a safe place to sleep?

© 2016 Melinda Irvine

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