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Insensitivity...

Yesterday, this incident took place in india,
http://www.thestatesman.net/page.news.php?clid=2&theme=&usrsess=1&id=86556

The incident is shocking. But what's more shocking is the insensitivity with which media reports such unfortunate incidents.

Yesterday, our TV new channels here, were continously showing pictures of this woman, dead, lying on the ground in pool of blood.

Yes, the pictures were disturbing. But what more disturbing was the statement which one of the female news-reader made and that was:

" You can see these *exclusive* pictures only on this channel"

I mean this is really disturbing. Do your media also behaves the same way? Do they also make statements like these showing least sensitivity towards the victim?

Disturbing. Sincerely.
Permalink Another poster... 
August 14th, 2005
Yes its disturbing, complain to the station, encourage others to and vote with the remote.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
August 14th, 2005
>> Do your media also behaves the same way? Do they also make statements like these showing least sensitivity towards the victim? <<

The US media isn't quite this callous. In the larger markets, they'll say that the images are disturbing (thus guaranteeing an audience), and cluck about how awful it was. In the smaller markets, they wouldn't show the images, and may not even report on the story (assuming it wasn't local).
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