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A video showing Olympic athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili's final moments in his fatal run down Whistler's luge track Friday was broadcast on CTV and on the broadcaster's Olympic website, and quickly circulated on the Internet ...
"...it was almost instantly broadcast online ...Before, we had a media system where everything was filtered through journalists, but that doesn't happen any more."...
"It transfers the responsibility to [consumers of news] to decide whether to watch this video or not."
Originally posted by soficrow
... media sources used to filter "distasteful" stuff from public view seems to imply that they should.
And that news consumers (people) should not be allowed to decide for themselves what they want to see.
I'm not good with that.
Originally posted by Deaf Alien
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
To face others' deaths is to face your own.
We all know the harsh reality.
To let someone else decide for you whether or not to let you view certain pictures or videos is absurd. Would that person like for you to decide for him or her too?
We are not idiots.