Today I’ve got this Issue on my Nationstates (nationstates.net)
Infamy! Infamy! They’ve All Got It In For Me!
Two days ago a series of pipe bombs in ANIMAL City killed two people and injured twelve more. By yesterday morning, the news was full of pictures of the perpetrator, with reporters explaining his twisted manifesto and giving the terrorist’s ideology far more exposure and media presence than he could ever have achieved without violence. Like many others, you find yourself watching an evening TV program dissecting the events of the last few days.
I’ve encountered with many choices
1. “Boy, am I glad they caught that monster?” asks chat show host Virginia Franklin hopefully rhetorically, just after airing a thirty minute segment profiling the killer. “Now… some on this panel were saying earlier that having his face and picture all over the airwaves was counter-productive. I disagree! We’re showing the public that crime doesn’t pay. It’s in the public interest, because… uh… because the public is interested! It’s also about history, and recording events for posterity. That means it’s actually the duty of the media to put up the names, faces, methods and manifesto of these ratings-boosting psychopaths.”
2. “With that haircut, I’m surprised YOU aren’t the one we’re condemning,” jokes fellow panellist Cho McKay, to thunderous audience applause. “In all seriousness though, it’s not right that we’re playing right into this terrorist’s hands, spreading his message of hate and making him a celebrity. People died, man! We should have an enforced code of conduct, asking the media to be responsible in reporting. After all, publicising an agenda of hate is the same as promoting it. Consign these killers and their whack-job thoughts to the oblivion of history where they belong.”
3. “Why don’t you all shut up and go home?” yells a heckler from the audience. The camera pans round to show an angry red-faced fellow with a cooking apron on. “I had tickets for Celebrity CITIZEN Bake-Off Factor Live, and then they tell me that it’s been cancelled to make room for this stupid show. Hey, Leader, if you’re watching, ban this sort of news and documentaries, and keep TV for what it was made for… Entertainment!”
4. Dismiss the issue
Option 3. sounds nice so I choose it.
The result saids ‘The tawdry celebrity gossip section has moved to the front page of most newspapers.’
In result, my nation get a boost of this qualities.
Kickbacks Per Hour 7.2%
Bush-Santorum Dawning Terror Index 6.5%
Orwell Orderliness Index 1.5%
Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale 1.2%
Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale 0.97%
Tourists Per Hour 0.24%
Effective Tax Rate 0.09%
Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index 0.07%
Cheeks Turned Per Day 0.06%
And decline in this qualities
Human Development Index
Human Development Index 0.07%
Kurzweil Singularity Index 0.22%
Percentage Of Bribes Refused 0.22%
Workforce Participation Rate 0.26%
Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating 0.36%
Crimes Per Hour 0.49%
Cheeks Per Square Mile 0.70%
Recreational Drug Use
Pineapple Fondness Rating 0.81%
Rich To Poor Income Ratio 1.2%
Rand Index 1.3%
Kardashian Reflex Score 1.8%
Martin Luther King, Jr. Units 2.1%
Quips Per Hour 2.7%
Diebold Election Inking Scale 6.2%
Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index 22.7%
Ironically this choice decrease both crime and safety.