Your Opinion: Details in media too lurid
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Why is it that our media — radio, television and newspapers — feel that it is necessary to describe every lurid detail of a crime?
The Jerry Sandusky trial, which we hear about every hour on the hour and during prime-time news, is pure tabloid trash. The media didn’t use to feel it their duty to spell out every disgusting crime someone committed. Today, they feel that it is necessary, and unfortunately, the public has already become acclimated to it.
No wonder my adult children refuse to have the “news” on for fear their children will hear such vivid descriptions and then ask questions they are too young to understand. No one needs to hear this.
Let the sensationalists, who feed on gory stories, buy the tabloids. Even NPR has succumbed to this.