Man's death to be shown on TV
December 9, 2008 1:15pm CST
Should a man's death be shown on tv? I would say no. I am totally against since it is a bad taste in my opinion. It is a bad decision. However this decision was taken. Look at the news here. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article2019734.ece [i] The chilling scenes show Craig Ewert, 59, who had motor neurone disease, setting a timer to switch off his ventilator before drinking lethal sedatives. And it will all be broadcast on British TV tomorrow night[/i]
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9 Dec 08
We see dozens of deaths every day on the news. The only difference is that they're not filmed close-up. I don't see why it is considered so shocking: surely it's MORE shocking to see all the unnecessary human suffering from famine and poverty? That gets shown without any second thought.
9 Dec 08
Hi there ronaldinu How bizarre that I have not heard about this on the news or something. Maybe they will do a report on it tomorrow after all the complaints have finished coming in! This is awful, I certainly won't be tuning in to see that's for sure, it's wrong!
11 Dec 08
I do think this is bad taste, and it makes me wonder what the world is coming to. Unfortunately, there will be people who tune in to watch this - which just fuels the fire and encourages unscrupulous television programmers to give us more chilling reports. I dread to think how young people are becoming desensitised to some of the horrible things happening in the world today - sure, we know they happen - but having them thrust down our throats is wrong. I hope there are many complaints and protests.
10 Dec 08
This is definitely a case of reality TV going WAY too far. Why the heck would they wish to broadcast something like this and what do they hope to achieve in parallel??? And the worst thing of all is that if I had the option to see it myself, a morbid curiosity may just kick in and there is a chance I would actually watch it. It is definitely bad taste and it is better to not give people the means to have access to seeing things like this. Many will probably follow a similar mindset that I have just shared about myself and be drawn to it. It's hypocritical of me to say this, but I am at least being honest.
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10 Dec 08
I didn't look at the link and don't think I want to. Even if this man agreed to something like this, what about his family? What about the other people that it will affect? Why is it that we feel we need to be able to see everything on TV or the internet, just because we CAN? It's insane!
10 Dec 08
So sad.. :-( I remember my Papo(grandmother) when she got sick, always on the bed, cannot walk on her own without a companion, she's always saying that "I want to die, i want to die".. But I (we) want her to be alive. I want to show her how much I love her. I just started working few years ago and I want to give all her needs.('cause I know she's getting older, and sooner or later she'll be gone).. I grew up with my Papo, from birth to college she's always there for me even she's at her 80's. At her last breath, she's still thinking for my sake. She said to my uncle, "Tell Owie (me) not to think of me anymore. Always think what's best for him." She's so dear to me.. So dear that I always cry whenever I remember how she loves me.. I miss my Papo.. I miss her.. :-(