Through a lens darkly: Reality terror

On screen, it has turned into some kind of ghoulish reality television programme.

9th July, 2005

On screen, it has turned into some kind of ghoulish reality television programme. The first reports of a bombing come in. The 24-hour newscasters can hardly conceal the hint of excitement in their voices. The modern ticker-tape of text updates begins to march across the bottom of the screen. Here we go again.

Welcome to Big Terrorist: the reality TV show designed to frighten the pants off all liberal western democrats. Except for the unfortunates...

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