reporting news, or creating it?

When does media coverage of an event cross the line.

What is too much?

There have been some recent terrible events where an individual has taken lives in shootings. I am sure I don’t  have to expand on that, and I don’t wish to.

We watched a morning show this week before leaving for work.. as we get ready in the mornings it is often on, in the background. They changed their format that day so the entire show was to cover one of these recent events.

They knew, really nothing about it, but went on anyway. They had a psychiatrist in NY ( I think) analyze the shooter. He knew his age and sex. that was all.. but they had a good 15 minutes on this. *rolls my eyes*.

Then they had the movie reviewer in, and had him do an analysis of this person. *keeps rolling them* (gawds, his movie reviews are questionable at times… now he is looking into peoples minds?)

at one point, one of the broadcasters said, it has been downgraded, only 12 have been killed…. downgraded? only? gawds. 

Every One asks, why do people do this?

There is no easy answer, but I believe, in many cases, it is because of these silly shows and networks that devote so much time to the event.

Oh they are terrible, and I am sure news. But in their way, they are sensationalizing  it.

After reporting the event, you don’t need to hear about it for two hours. If there is no new information, then move on please. And maybe much of what you convey.. well just shouldn’t be brought out.

My respect for your broadcasts drops considerably with behavior like this. 



About sensuousamberville

I am a Practitioner, teacher and student. I think we should always be students, we should keep our minds open, to continue to learn. :-) Now a mother of two little ones.

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  1. It seems that the media has always sensationalized stories … and in this day when news can travel all over the world at the speed of light it just gets even more so.

    I try to remember that news media can be a good thing. In your countries (i.e. Canada, USA, Germany, France, etc) you do have freedom of the press … though it would be nice if stories to sensationalize in the name of viewship could be eliminated (or at least diminished).

    It is frustrating at best when we are bombarded with over reporting … and harmful at worst, when at times, as your bog title suggest, the news becomes the news.


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