Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Barker plane crash: Death sounds

You have to wonder: was there anyone, anyone at all, at South Carolina ABC affiliate WOLO TV, who paused for a moment before flinging out an audio recording of Travis Barker screaming for help as four of his friends and colleagues burned to death? Any single moment where someone thought that, perhaps, the audio added nothing to the story and might be better off left unheard? A single moment where someone with the power to take an editorial judgement might have considered how they'd feel if it was their anguish being served up between commercials?

1 comment:

Laura Brown said...

I fear the short answer is no. They're only interested in their ratings.

I'd say "that's the American media for you," except I remember when the BBC saw fit to broadcast the last 999 call of one of the Chinese cockle pickers drowned in Morecambe Bay.

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