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Chaos And Fury As The Tube Strike Bites

by | 5th, September 2007

ANOTHER Tube strike. But what does it mean in the Press? Rick Jacobs investigates:

This morning I had an inspriation I was going to conduct an experiment. A 72-hour Tube strike started last night, shutting down three-quarters of the system. At moments like this, the press goes crazy, warning of absolute Satanic mayhem and a complete and utter breakdown of society as a whole. In reality, some tempers are frayed, but people wait patiently for buses and other transport to take them somewhere. They also, as a whole, prepare for the strike by leaving early and sorting things out if they get to work late.

So as usual the press became hysterical. I decided to see how extreme they were going to twist the fact someone is actually protesting something in this country. Each appearance of the word ‘CHAOS’ was going to get a rating based on three categories.

1. Where the article about the Tube strike appears in the

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