posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 11:41 PM
"After politicians, you have the problem of journalists and reporters. There are some among them, although unfortunately rare, who try to do their
job of disseminating information honestly and sincerely, attending carefully to their sources; but we are greatly alarmed that most of them seek only
‘Your television stations too, screen more and more scenes of violence. If those responsible were obliged to study psychology before being able to
undertake such grave responsibilities, a step in the right direction would have been taken. Your reporters seem to seek and even prey on scenes of
violence, murder, tragedy and disaster; we are sickened by their behavior.
‘The leaders of a country, the journalists, in fact anyone who, by their position, is able to exert influence on the people, has an enormous
responsibility towards millions of people who are no more nor less than his fellow creatures. Too often, even those who have been elected to their
positions by the people, forget the obligations they have in this regard -until, that is, a few months prior to a new election, when it occurs to them
that the people are dissatisfied and might vote them out.
‘This is not the case with journalists though, as they have not needed to inspire confidence in the people in order to attain their positions; and
yet they have a similar power to influence in ways which are good or bad.
‘Indeed, they are capable of doing much good when they alert public attention to danger and injustice - and this should be their main function.
‘To return to the need for such high profile people to understand and apply psychology, I will give you a good example to illustrate what I mean. On
TV we see the following report: A young man has just taken a rifle and killed seven people including two women and two young children. The reporter
shows the bloodstains and the bodies, adding that the killer had imitated the style of an actor, well known for his violent roles in films. And the
result? The murderer is going to be proud of himself - not only has he achieved ‘national notoriety’, he has also been compared with one of the
most popular heroes of violent modern films. But, beyond that, another such madman who sees the reports and hears the commentaries of reporters who
pay unwarranted attention to this odious crime, will be inspired to seek his own moment of national ‘glory’.
‘Such a person is usually a failure - someone repressed, frustrated, inhibited; someone ignored, who yearns for recognition. He has just seen the
report and he knows that all violence is reported, and sometimes exaggerated, by TV reporters and journalists. Perhaps his picture will appear on the
front page of all the newspapers - and why not? Then he will go before the courts and perhaps be referred to by a name like ‘Jack the Ripper’ or
‘The Strangler with the Velvet Glove’. No longer will he rank among ordinary mortals. The harm that such irresponsible reporting can do is
unimaginable. Thoughtlessness and irresponsibility are not qualities apparent in civilized nations. That’s why I say, on Earth, you have not even
achieved the first letter of the word civilization.’
‘So, what is the solution?’
‘Why do you ask such a question? I know that you know the answer to your question. Still, if you insist, you will hear it from my mouth.
Journalists, reporters and anyone else whose function it is to disseminate information should devote no more than two to three lines to such cases of
murder. They could simply say: ‘we have just learned of the murder of seven people by an irresponsible lunatic. This murder occurred at whatever
location and is a sorry event in a country that considers itself to be civilized.’ Full stop’.
‘Those who seek their day or weeks of glory would surely side step murder as a means of attaining it, if their efforts received so little
publication in return. Don’t you agree?’
‘What, then, should their reports comprise?’
‘There are so many worthwhile things to show - reports of worthwhile events which improve the psyche of Earth people rather than 'brainwashing'
them in a negative way. Reports such as the risking of life to rescue a child who was drowning, for example, or of assistance given to the poor to
improve their lot.’
‘Of course, I agree with you entirely, but I’m sure the circulation of newspapers depends on the sensational news they contain.’
‘And there we are, back at the root of all evil that I mentioned earlier - money. This is the curse that undermines your entire civilization; and
yet, in this particular case, the situation could be reversed if those responsible were motivated to change. On no matter which planet, the greatest
dangers to humankind are, ultimately, of a psychological, rather than material nature."The Angel Thoa from Michel Desmarquets Book The Thiaoouba
I much agree because the media thrives on sensationalism they want to be the first to break a news story and they don't always check their facts when
a simple call to a hospitals morgue could suffice to solidify the word.
[edit on 1-1-2010 by Thiaoouba Prophecy]