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  •  I beg to differ (1+ / 0-)
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    Cedwyn

    for someone who has died, it is over. It is the survivors who must be considered in the "coverage".

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 09:53:44 PM PST

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    •  Funny how the argument for non coverage (0+ / 0-)

      of violence went from -- because these are small personal tragedies overblown to we should not cover violence to protect the survivors from reliving such a horrible tragedy by reading it or watching it on the news.  
       

      •  Not funny at all -- not "haha" and not "weird" (0+ / 0-)

        just simple humanity.

        Alien concept for some folks, I suppose.

        Maybe they've never had a member of their family turn up as the "headline story" complete with a video before they'd been notified officially.

        LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

        by BlackSheep1 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 02:32:52 PM PST

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        •  Nothing whatso ever resembling this (0+ / 0-)

          was in your original post.

          Maybe they've never had a member of their family turn up as the "headline story" complete with a video before they'd been notified officially.

           If that is what you meant to write why didnt you write that instead of this:

          Progress, perhaps, maybe, of a sort, toward turning these tragedies back into what they are: small, personal tragedies that should NOT BE the ZOMFG TEOTWAWKI NOW NOW NOW PANIC AMERICA PANIC stories.

           

          •  because "if it bleeds it leads" is a sucky way to (0+ / 0-)

            run a newsroom.

            I speak from personal experience on both sides of that dictum.

            LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

            by BlackSheep1 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 10:34:06 PM PST

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