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Originally posted by EnronOutrunHomerun
When your favorite sitcom breaks from its broadcasting and goes to "Breaking News," you usually know this may mean you're in for a long night of being glued to the TV as the events unfold.
I can recall quite a few incidents...Challenger, Gulf War, Oklahoma City bombing, Columbine, 9/11...just to name a few...
During this coverage...you're both petrified and envigorated - which is an interesting combination of emotions - to be both scared and excited...
But perhaps more interesting is our carnal desire to expect these events to occur on a regular basis...why do you think we feed on this? Is it healthy? Normal? Is it the element of surprise? Why do we unconsciously enjoy this at some primal level?
Originally posted by intrepid
Take OJ for example, how long can you possibly watch a white Bronco driving down the highway if you're not programmed? I lost interest in less than a minute, and I'm a football fan, seen him play. Yet they had this on for hours and people watched it.
Originally posted by SapphireHarlequin
I just think the human race has a morbid curiosity for these things.
Like when youre told that someone is dead. Usually your first question is "How did they die?"
[edit on 13-9-2004 by SapphireHarequin]
Originally posted by sturod84
lets look at laci peterson. an isolated murder case, are there not hundreds of murders all around the world everyday? why is this one so deserving of such excesive media coverage? simple, the american population feeds off of the ever twisted plot to fill their own lack of emotional engagments. its like a grand sick soap opera.