posted on May, 5 2008 @ 12:46 PM
For the past few months I have been struggling to listen to the "Mainstream Media", due to the rampant sensationalism making the rounds.
I invoke the recent example of the reporting from Austria where a man imprisoned his own daughter and repeatedly raped and impregnated her. What could
we possibly stand to gain from this information?
Would censorship of such cases not serve to better to consciousness of humanity? Why must normal folk be burdened by the disgusting details of such a
There was also the case of the Jersey care home scandal, where the TV crews transmitted images of the dungeon where children were raped by their
I find these stories beyond disturbing- I find them disgusting and distressing. The nature by which they are reported is sensationalised beyond
There is a case for knowledge. There is the case that we ought to have all the knowledge in the world in order to "Deny Ignorance".
But what Im asking is why must we be exposed to such stories? Some people say that distressing news stories are transmitted to prevent others
from making the same "mistakes"... Need I remind them that nobody watching these sorts of stories is going to think to themselves "Oh perhaps I
wont imprison and rape my own daughter then".
If anything, such stories are merely going to give ideas to perverts and the clinically insane.
I thus put forth the question:
Would censorship of such stories not make sense? There is nothing to be gained from knowledge of the cases and nothing can be done about it. Must we
be exposed to the sordid details of such cases?
Any and all thoughts would be gladly welcomed, as Im genuinely struggling to find a decisive line on this issue.