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Originally posted by Djarums
I hate to hear that someone's life was lost but we need to consider the following.
If someone is a caretaker for sharks, and shark bites and kills him, of course it's sad, but it does happen.
Reporters have a need to be at the front lines at all times, and see things close up. That's fine when you're reporting about a movie premiere, but when you're reporting from the front line of a war, tragically... things do happen. Yes, something needs to be done. I believe that what needs to be done is a greater sense of responsibility by the media outlets for the lives of their reporters. A good story is nice, but be careful, those are living people, not webcams.
Originally posted by billybob
the reporters are vital to we the people, in order that we may make well informed DEMOCRATIC decisions. the US forces were claimed to be openly and deliberately firing on independent reporters. the reporters know the risk.
who's braver and more noble? the guy/girl who walks into a fight with a gun to fight for big business, or the guy/girl with a pen and paper to fight for the truth?