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Why Put Journalists' Lives in Danger?

Discussion in 'Controversial Topics' started by Cookiegal, May 29, 2018.

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  1. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator Thread Starter

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    This has been something that's bothered me for some time. Do we really need to see a person clinging to a railing for dear life in gale force winds and torrential rains, hurricanes, etc. on the verge of being swept away to know that the weather is terrible and it's dangerous to venture outside? When will they stop putting reporters' lives in danger for something so unnecessary?

    Case in point, two journalists were killed in South Carolina today on their way to cover Alberto when a large tree was uprooted and fell on their vehicle. So unnecessary, in my opinion with all of the satellite and other technology available today. :(

    What lengths should we go to in order to get the ultimate story? It's the same for war torn countries. Every network sends teams and many do get kidnapped, tortured and killed. Perhaps one sacrificial lamb could report back to everyone else, at least until they need to be replaced. :unsure:

    Do you think it's justified for the sake of good news reporting?
     
  2. Johnny b

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    With the advanced surveillance tech of today, I doubt the news reporting would degrade.
    It might even get better in cases of extreme danger where the reporter is faced with life and death issues as a distraction to the event.
     
  3. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator Thread Starter

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    I agree. Yet they continue to do it.
     
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    Corporations continue to do it because the general public accepts it.
    People accept the risk to further their careers.
    A sad commentary on morality and the low value of life.
     
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    A little bit of a tangent on this one are the "paparazzi". They completely invade people's lives, because... people want to know what "the Rich and Famous" are up to.

    I always wonder why weather reporters feel they have to be in the middle of a hurricane to... cover a hurricane. :D
     
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    Most of us probably want to know why many of those rich and famous haven't been arrested :D
     
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    Probably because they are smart like Katherine Hepburn was and diligently separates their job from their private life. :)
     
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    Maybe.......but Katherine isn't a Roseanne LOL!
     
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    not only that, but the Weather Channel is the worst for showing to the local yokels that it is fine to go out in this stuff.

    'Yes it's dangerous so don't do as we do.'

    Then you get Clem and Lurleen saying, well, if they can, so can we. And casualties go up.
     
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    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator Thread Starter

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    That about sums it up Tim. (y)
     
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    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator Thread Starter

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    Paparazzi is a whole other issue. They should leave the poor.....OK.....bad choice of words.....rich celebrities alone. Seriously, they killed lovely Diana. :( They should have to respect a certain distance and never be allowed to make physical contact or block their way, etc. Heck, with today's high tech lenses you can practically be in another country and still get a photo. :D
     
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    its totally stupid and i hate weather stories of any kind

    if it snows it snows etc and i dont really care about other peoples weather worldwide- got my own problems
     
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    if the wind is blowing 10 more mph in canada and there are two stories going on and one in florida too do i switch channels to "keep informed"? who cares
     
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    The people in the paths of destructive weather.
     
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    Wrong side of the bed this morning? :D
     
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