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  •  Twenty innocent children (6 and 7 years old) (1+ / 0-)
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    Puddytat

    and six  adults have been murdered. Tearjerker porn? Is that how you view their deaths?

    "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

    by rubyr on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 09:37:17 PM PST

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    •  It's how the media abuses (2+ / 0-)
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      GrumpyOldGeek, ladybug53

      coverage of those events.  They present it in a salacious way like porn to attract and keep viewers.  It's sometimes referred to as "tragedy porn" or "catastrophe porn" by media critics.

      Instead of providing information or being helpful in a meaningful way, they manipulate audiences to keep them watching (and improving ratings).  It's what our media has become.

      I don't think GOG sees it as "tearjerker porn", but reminds us that this is the way the media sees stories like these.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 10:31:45 PM PST

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    •  It's how the media exploits emotions for ratings (1+ / 0-)
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      "Never wrestle with a pig: you get dirty and the pig enjoys it"

      by GrumpyOldGeek on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 11:21:34 PM PST

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