In the final story there, we took issue with fox news for using stock footage of crying Asians when talking about the ferry disaster. These people were not in Korea at all. Shameful. (edit – they admitted it)
And then it was time for Jeopardy! Eugene made questions for 4 categories: Seoul Landmarks, The Golden Age of Kpop, The ‘twon, and Road Trip Rob, Olivia, and Aaron then tested their wits and knowledge about this land we live in. Some of the questions were hard.
This episode was difficult to do. Korea was reeling after a tragedy in which hundreds of high school kids lost their lives on a school trip because their ferry sank. It was right after it happened and we felt like we had to react.
The yellow ribbon was used to symbolize one’s support of victims and their families. The text below it says “(perform) a great miracle with one small move.”
In the third story in particular, CNN’s Kyung Lah told the world that cultural values demanding obedience from kids was the reason many of them did not flee to safety, and that didn’t sit well with us.
On the Pulse w/Rob
Here we discussed what not to do when covering disasters in news media.
This episode was about derailing. In essence it is a severe lack of sympathy toward the real and valid concerns of others, and willful disrespect and/or dismissiveness of their valid viewpoint rather than honest debate with logic and reason.
We also see a bit of a return of our acting bug, as Olivia and Eugene play the role of certain examples of derailing.