Man's death to be shown on TV

@ronaldinu (12454)
Malta
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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19 responses
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.
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• United States
9 Dec 08
this is very touchy..many peple will not want to see this..only thing is..he shouldnt have to suffer..not saying that he should have killed himself either
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@Humbug25 (12552)
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!
10 Dec 08
It gives peopel the chance to see real life so although I can see how it may be considered bad taste by some at the same time people who don't want to watch can just not turn it on! : )
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@nanajanet (4437)
• United States
10 Dec 08
I cannot believe that this will be shown on TV. That is just really low, or maybe lower than low. For ratings?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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@j47lee (743)
• Canada
9 Dec 08
That is sooo sad.. but a person has a choice to die.. but showing to the whole world... that is way way tooo wierd... it should be against the law to show these scenes....
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@Sir_bobby88 (8245)
• Singapore
25 Jul 09
Well i don't think it should be shown on the tv because it is too cruel to do that .
@guybrush (4662)
• Australia
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.
@kellyjeanne (1578)
• United States
11 Dec 08
I just think it's totally morbid. Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
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.
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
10 Dec 08
I will have to check it out later. My work computer is not allowing me to view it.
@runeman (35)
• India
10 Dec 08
nope definately not!!!!
@Ldyjarhead (10161)
• United States
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!
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
10 Dec 08
well it is certainly not something I would watch but if people want to then let it be those that don't want to can chance the channel. I don't believe in censorship of this nature.
• Philippines
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.. :-(
@molloy (136)
10 Dec 08
well just goes to show how sad television is getting. no should be shown dying i dont care what anyone says. its wrong and unhuman. if you think its not imhuman well im sorry your wrong.
• United States
10 Dec 08
no! no! its in the worst taste !
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
9 Dec 08
Thyis was on Australian Pacific TV last weekend, and is so dramatic that I couldn't turn the television off. I'm still not sure whether it changed my views on euthenasia or not.
@littleowl (7157)
9 Dec 08
Hi ronald, thi sis awful in my opion and very distasteful at the least...it shouldn't be shown, have they not got any respect for his family and relations and how much it will hurt them? I think it is totally apalling...littleowl