Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wall to wall coverage of a woman's pain

Television news, Channel 9, has a reporter covering the funeral of the Bell children, murdered by their father in a murder-suicide two weeks ago.

Why do the television reporters think it necessary to pad out their reports with inane, peurile comments about how the mother would be feeling on one of the worst days of her life?

For crying out loud, give it a rest. Tell us about the funeral, but don't tell us about how Karen Bell feels. Or how we can't imagine how she feels.

(60 Minutes transcript of story on Karen Bell.)

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