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Posted 24 July 2003 - 09:17 PM
When did it become standard practice to show dead bodies on TV? Whatever happened to respect and concern for the family of that person?
I'm sure cable news had a lot to do with it... and the ratings they got because people wanted to see more graphic coverage. IMO, all it does is anesthetize us to the reality of the situation... oh well, more people killed.
Maybe I'm not hardened enough because everytime I see a body, I think about that person's mother or father or child watching it over and over on TV...
Posted 24 July 2003 - 10:12 PM
No thanks. It definitely gives a tainted view of the world. Most people are not murders.
And you're right, Scottie, they shouldn't be showing dead people on TV.
Posted 24 July 2003 - 10:33 PM
I feel the same way - too depressing. Isn't there enough bad stuff to worry about?
They actually showed that on tv? How crass, how insensitive, how .... (I can't think of the right word - have to find my thesaurus)
Posted 24 July 2003 - 11:00 PM
Hmmm.. I think that's my new catchphrase..
Serving Whatever The Hell You Want.. And Then Some!
Ah, the beauty..
Posted 24 July 2003 - 11:07 PM
And turn the channel on the tv...
Welcome Wanderer! :bye: Have a drink- on me
Posted 31 July 2003 - 02:20 PM
Posted 31 July 2003 - 02:26 PM
Do you think people do something about it or do they just get de-sensitized? I'm afraid (with kids in particular) that it's not any more real to them than the shoot-em-up video games or a gory movie.
If confronted with graphic images then people will and have done something about it and what has been done has probably saved many more lives and and prevented such tradgedies re-occuring.
I think it's a great point... I just hope it's true!
(BTW- welcome Gary! Great picture~)
Posted 31 July 2003 - 04:29 PM
Posted 01 August 2003 - 03:26 AM
Posted 01 August 2003 - 04:28 AM
Showing dead bodies for the sake of sensationalism is clearly abhorrent.
Showing dead bodies to make a political point (i.e. "look at these children killed during war, what do you think of that"?) certainly can have journalistic merit.
It just might stir some people out of their comfortable chairs....