Re: Off topic - The Chak fans chat thread!
Leyla I think I will reply here something about the Boston Marathon. Usually I will try to avoid talking about these stories because their society is getting more violent and the government is doing nothing about it. Its true that the American/Western media go for maximum coverage whenever a disaster happens. Its basically used as "news entertainment". They will analyse the event from every possible angle and the most graphic detail they can get away with, in the name of informing the public. After a few days, the public is thoroughly exhausted and tired of that story and in a week they dont want to know anymore. TF as an American-based forum is like their media. Non-Tennis has a lot of American issues and GM is allowed to be an extension of an American player forum.
In American/Western media there has been quite a lot of coverage of Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, but there could always be more. Afghanistan is a repeat of the Vietnam war (but thats what they get when they elect a president who used his family influence to avoid going to fight in Vietnam). America went in without proper planning, underestimated the cost, has no way of winning and the country is tired of the war and does not want to hear any more about it. Same with Iraq, except they are already out of there. The war in Syria is considered to be an internal conflict that they will have to sort out themselves. There is no profit for the West to get involved. Its also very dangerous to report from there so there is not so much news available.