Am I being too sensitive? Graphic subject

I was watching the local news this am and they showed video of a man killing a teen. I think the kid had been sent to a juve ctr in another state.

I thought it was horrible, insensitive and disrespectful to the family to show the murder on TV.

Am I being too sensitive? Is this how sensationalistic TV news has become?
Oh my what state was that? That is horrible I can't believe they would allow something like that to be on tv. It is terribly disrespectful!
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No I don't think you're being to sensitive. I think that's disrespectful to everyone. That could be potentially traumatizing to some people.
What news channel is this? I can't imagine a news channel showing something so graphic. Did they warn you ahead of time that the news clip was graphic in nature?
I'd be tempted to write a letter to the news channel and tell them that it was a little too graphic and might not have worked well for some viewers.
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Last edited by Koukla72; 02-18-2009 at 08:47 PM.
I don't think you're being hypersensitive. It sounds irresponsible and completely sensationalist. That's horrifying that they would show that.

I am constantly amazed at the levels of violence that are blithely allowed on TV, but the slightest suggestion of sexuality, glimpse of a body part (I'm looking at you, Janet), or even just sensuality, and the FCC throws an absolute conniption on behalf of our suddenly delicate sensibilities.
Originally Posted by Koukla72
I was going to mention that too. What bugs me the most about the sexuality thing, is it's only overt obvious sexuality that you hear people complain about. You never hear mainstream complaints of the adult humor that is becoming increasingly common in children movies. Personally I find that kind of stuff in far more offensive then a little nipple slippage.
I also happen to think it's horribly insensitive to play 911 calls on the radio/on TV. My niece's mom was dating a guy who, this past summer, was murdered. At the time they would repeatly play the 911 call his friends made on TV and on the radio. I saw firsthand how hard it can be on people to hear their loved ones final moments being played out in the media.

I also know that some relatives of this person heard of his death over breakfast that morning when it was on the morning news..it is just sad how the media is so eager to report a story like that without any consideration for that person's family and friends.
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I also happen to think it's horribly insensitive to play 911 calls on the radio/on TV. My niece's mom was dating a guy who, this past summer, was murdered. At the time they would repeatly play the 911 call his friends made on TV and on the radio. I saw firsthand how hard it can be on people to hear their loved ones final moments being played out in the media.

I also know that some relatives of this person heard of his death over breakfast that morning when it was on the morning news..it is just sad how the media is so eager to report a story like that without any consideration for that person's family and friends.
Originally Posted by Jess2316
Oh God. How awful. I have long been of the opinion that news channels/newspaper etc have little respect for people and only want to sell a story. I cannot imagine having to deal with that on top of death of a loved one- and to hear about it on the radio. I have no words.
I also happen to think it's horribly insensitive to play 911 calls on the radio/on TV. My niece's mom was dating a guy who, this past summer, was murdered. At the time they would repeatly play the 911 call his friends made on TV and on the radio. I saw firsthand how hard it can be on people to hear their loved ones final moments being played out in the media.

I also know that some relatives of this person heard of his death over breakfast that morning when it was on the morning news..it is just sad how the media is so eager to report a story like that without any consideration for that person's family and friends.
Originally Posted by Jess2316
Oh God. How awful. I have long been of the opinion that news channels/newspaper etc have little respect for people and only want to sell a story. I cannot imagine having to deal with that on top of death of a loved one- and to hear about it on the radio. I have no words.
Originally Posted by kat180
It was awful..it just made you sick to hear his friends trying to keep him from passing out and yelling his name..knowing that he died very very shortly afterward.

Then, and this isn't the media's fault, at his initial court appearance my niece's mom and the victim's parents and brother were waiting outside the courtroom. They were told they could come in and were brought around the corner and they literally came face to face with the killer. Can you imagine?? They were leading this guy somewhere..to the courtroom or a holding room or something, and they came face to face in a hallway. How could they even let this happen...to not know where the two parties were and keep them apart. I guess the guy even kinda smirked at them. I wouldn't have handled that at all, I'm surprised his dad or brother didn't try to beat him. I would have.
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At least they caught the guy- and I hope he is facing a long long prison sentence. It would have been worse if he was never found or even caught but got away with it.
At least they caught the guy- and I hope he is facing a long long prison sentence. It would have been worse if he was never found or even caught but got away with it.
Originally Posted by kat180
I think his real trial starts in January. They caught him because his friends wrote down his license plate number..the cops pulled him over shortly after this happened and as he was pulling over he threw the knife out the window.

The two got into an argument at a stop light one night and they got out of the car and I guess were fighting and the guy pulled a 10 inch fillet knife out and stabbed him right through the heart. I'm surprised he lived to get to the hospital.

What is so hard to deal with is that this guy had been reported in a domestic dispute maybe an hour or two before this happened. He was fighting with his wife and a neighbor called the police. He was intoxicated and therefore violating his parole (which I think he was still on from the incident where he got his 2 yr old high on meth from smoking it in the car with the baby in the backseat) but the cops didn't arrest him for parole violation. His wife told them that he'd been bothering her all night and becoming increasingly agitated.

The victim was in the wrong place at the wrong time. I guess he was known for getting into fights but this time he picked a fight with the wrong person. They didn't know each other at all, it was just a random fight.
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What a waste of a life. I will never understand people who are violent like that-why stab someone? Why? It makes me so angry and upset. The police are at fault here too- they should have arrested him earlier.
That's horrible! This is the main reason I don't watch the local news too often. A good portion is dedicated to horrible things and they can be pretty insensitive about it.
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I just don't comprehend how someone could take a knife and actually go through the act of stabbing someone with it. In biology we had to disect things and I couldn't even get myself to cut into the skin!! It is just so so violent and to actually end someone's life...it just makes me shudder.

Actually I'm glad I can't imagine doing something like that..I would worry myself if I could see how someone could do such a thing

I'm just glad this person is off the streets and unable to hurt someone else..but his choice will forever impact the victim's family and friends and even his own wife and child. Selfish.
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I was watching the local news this am and they showed video of a man killing a teen. I think the kid had been sent to a juve ctr in another state.

I thought it was horrible, insensitive and disrespectful to the family to show the murder on TV.

Am I being too sensitive? Is this how sensationalistic TV news has become?
Originally Posted by Phoenix
No you are not. Showing a killing on the news is sick.
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