matthewk459

matthewk459

Lives in United States AK, United States
Joined on Nov 19, 2004

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tom trinko: This is just the latest example of the media exploiting innocent people to make money.

How many times have we seen family members of people who have died being ambushed at their front door by TV crews?

The bottom line is that while this is offensive it is no more so than the way the media have treated people in the past.

It's clear the major media only cares about their own profits and most major media reporters only care about their career advancement. The suffering they inflict on innocent people-- relatives of killing victims, relatives of people who die in disasters, people accused of crimes but with no criminal record, etc-- apparently means nothing to them.

On a less severe note are the paparazzi who refuse to acknowledge that even famous people have some right to privacy, at least when they're in their own homes.

This isn't new, it was like 65 yrs ago when the National Press Photographers Association stated the rule of thumb for photojournalism is "if it bleeds, it reads"

Pictures of the past were far more gruesome than this, it's pathetic just how much we have gone out of our way to sterilize our little personal bubbles.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2012 at 15:01 UTC
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matthewk459: How quickly we forget Eddie Adams' photo of General Nguyễn Ngọc Loan's execution of Nguyen Van Lem. Or, Kevin Carter's photo of the child and the vulture of the Sudan. (and yes, I realise Carter's photo was a matter of perspective and he likely chased the bird away)

Rather than beating them up on the internet, we simply gave them Pulitzers. Perhaps if this was on the cover of time magazine rather than the post, we'd all be looking at this a little differently...

It's simply journalisim, bringing you the worst, and best parts of humanity since the dawn of time. Shame on us for being so hypercritical of a situation none of us actually participated in.

I am guessing you were there to witness the event to make such a judgement that this person could have helped? Looks to me like the photog and the train were equal distance from the guy on the tracks. If the photog could have beat the trane and lifted this grown man by his arms without himself falling in front of the train, then it's also seemingly safe to assume that the guy on the tracks could have outrun the train. Right? Sigh....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 21:57 UTC

How quickly we forget Eddie Adams' photo of General Nguyễn Ngọc Loan's execution of Nguyen Van Lem. Or, Kevin Carter's photo of the child and the vulture of the Sudan. (and yes, I realise Carter's photo was a matter of perspective and he likely chased the bird away)

Rather than beating them up on the internet, we simply gave them Pulitzers. Perhaps if this was on the cover of time magazine rather than the post, we'd all be looking at this a little differently...

It's simply journalisim, bringing you the worst, and best parts of humanity since the dawn of time. Shame on us for being so hypercritical of a situation none of us actually participated in.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 15:46 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
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