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Friday, February 12, 2010

Appalled, but sadly not shocked

I'm not even sure how to express how deeply I object to NBC's decision to broadcast Nodar Kumaritashvili's death. I do not mean that this should not be reported on - it certainly should. But showing that footage is not reporting. It is lurid sensationalism and it panders to the basest tendencies of the viewing public. If showing it at all was in incredibly poor taste, replaying it in slow motion was simply obscene.

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