Enough

Information is a good thing, but there is such a thing as too much. I do not believe any news outlet should have released the video + audio of Cho’s rantings. Especially disturbing to me are the still shots with the gun pointed directly at the camera. How can we look at that image without realizing that very same image was the last thing 32 innocent people ever saw? The families and friends of the victims should never be subjected to this barrage.

How sad that ratings have trumped decency and restraint.

I’m not going to dedicate any more time on this blog to this issue. I will, however, dedicate many hours more on my knees in prayer for those who loved the victims, and for those who loved Cho.

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3 thoughts on “Enough

  1. Isn’t it awful? I actually don’t watch the news much anymore other than our local cable news channel for weather updates. That’s about it. I can’t handle the bias, the scheming language and questions lying in wait to set someone up to take the fall, and the decisions to set aside journalistic integrity for the sake of ratings and money. Ugh.

  2. I do highly recommend watching the BBC news (United Kingdom). The British news media seem less biased and report actual world NEWS….an amazing concept.

  3. I agree with Laura and Helene. All news in America is biased to ensure sensationalism, which leads to ratings, which ensures advertising $$ and profitability. While I embrace capitalism, there are areas where we should learn more from our European colleagues. BBC and SkyTV present a more global, fact based approach to “news”. Unfortunately, the BBC available to many of us is BBC America, which is adapted to the American media market.

    What can we do?

    Recognize, that reporters and news bureaus have motivations that create bias.

    Seek multiple news sources on the internet and understand the views from around the globe, which can provide a more diverse and balance perspective.

    Raise our voice LOUDLY to news bureaus and advertisers when we are dissatisfied with their choices.

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