Monday, August 20, 2001 5:02 PM
I now see why this Media thing is going on with Amusment parks. NBC and CBS have ran news reports on amusment safty. It was real strange to me when they said that Coasters have come under fire with safty, then they both had experts come on and explain that you have a 1 in 23 Million chance of being hurt so then there attack imeadiatly changes to the kids that were hurt, where do they go? DISNEYLAND. Both reports balitienlty bashed Disneyland, and CBS had the gual to go undercover with a hidden camra and question ride ops of the rides, Big Thunnder Mountain Rail Road and Roger Rabbit's Cartoon Spin. BTMRR's ride op said of course but then, RRCS's said the infamous "No commit" wich opened the flood gates for Disney bashing. They then showed the kids, who were brain damaged and hurt, and it was defently sad. They said kids rides were dangerous but, no way is BTMRR a kids ride, family yes, junior no. So is looks like the netoworks are attacking ABC[ Disey owns them] rather than just making a good story.
So who else is pissed off?
SFMM line cutters are the braviest in the world.
Monday, August 20, 2001 6:04 PM
Disney has to be used to it by now. Everything they do sparks dumb controversy.
Monday, August 20, 2001 7:41 PM
Todd, I'm mad that you can't spell. I counted at least 14 misspelled words in your post. Pick up a dictionary at your local book store. You'll be happy you did.
Monday, August 20, 2001 8:52 PM
I can spell, so please read on...
When reporters do a piece, they set you up for the answers they want to hear. They direct stories and taint the truth for what attracts viewers.
The media likes to instill fear and shock into the general publics lives, thus making them look like heroes for reporting these horrible amusement parks.
Everything you do has a risk. Driving a car, walking to school, robbing a bank, riding a roller coaster, etc...
Things happen! No matter how safe you are, how many mechanisms are in place to protect you, and no matter how good the ride ops are, accidents will happen. Is it a good thing, no, but it's a part of life and people need to understand that. No one wants to see people hurt, unless you have some mental issues that need to be addressed.
No one forces people onto amusement rides. I only mention this because it is not a life necessity to ride a coaster (I know, don't flame me for that, I'm sure there are many people who beg to differ! ). Driving a car is somewhat of a necessity and accidents happen all the time.
I'm just tired of the media and their shock tv.
Just like the recent shark attacks being glorified in the news with special music and headlines...JAWS IS BACK!
Nothing new there, just sharks being sharks.
I hope there aren't any misspelled words in this post.
*** This post was edited by Digital Daredevil on 8/21/2001. ***