01 January 2007

I have a rant!

With regard to ex dictator Saddam Hussein's execution. Do the media have to show such questionable taste by televising the guy's last moments, right up to the time where the noose is put over his head and tightened? I found that absolutely sickening.

Ok, the guy is a monster and did some barbaric things, but does the media have to descend to that level? It's like a frenzy and I object to being shown this on the news. Tonight (yes, it's still going on three days later) when I heard what was coming up on the next news item on Seven's six o'clock news, I switched to the ABC because I knew they weren't showing news at that time.
I find it particularly tasteless and as far as I'm concerned, it's not something I really want to watch. Also, at six o'clock in the evening, in every home, the kids are around.

I fired off an email to Channel Seven protesting about all this. Whether it does any good or not I don't know, but it made me feel marginally better.


Lee said...

I agree with you, Robyn...I just refused to watch it when it came on...time and again!

I believe Hussein was an evil man but I don't need to watch that once, let over and over again. We know he was hung...and that should be that. You will notice that the leaders of the Western world made concise brief statements but it keeps being beefed up by the media...move on, I say.

PEA said...

Happy New Year to you and yours, dear Robyn! I'm so glad our paths crossed in this big wide world of blogging and I so look forward to future posts and comments:-)You are such a joy and I love the way you write about your life and just life in general! As for the media coverage about Hussein, yup, I agree 100% with you! Much love xoxo

Tammy said...

I don't like to watch much news because of the horific sites especially in the morning when eating my breakfast...I just don't want the gorey details over my Wheaties!!

Mountain Mama said...

You are so right. I haven't been watching the news at all because I don't want to see it. I agree he was an evil man and I believe his death is justified, but it is not something we should have to see.
Sadly this is what a majority of the public wants so of course this is what we get. Thank God we can turn it off.
A blessed New year to you and yours.

Merle said...

Hi Robyn ~~ Yes too much detail and
the gory stories and pics. Good on
you for writing to Ch.7, but it was all the others too. Thank you so much for your very kind words about my blog and myself. I consider you one of my dearest fiends Robyn, so feeling is mutual. Glad yu enjoy the posts and the jokes etc. Love, Merle.

Remiman said...

Television is a wasted modality as far as I'm concerned. Freedom of the press, phooey. Tastless is putting it mildly.
Reminds me of the Vietman police chief blowing the brains out of a vc on the street in Saigon./ Saw plenty of that shot over and over. I guess we really are domed to repeat the past 'cause we sure as the dickens don't learn from it.