How do you feel about censorship?

@Lindery (854)
Latvia
February 2, 2009 6:42am CST
Are there times when the news should be censored?
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7 responses
@crystal8577 (1470)
• United States
5 Feb 09
I think people hide behind the 1st amendment to much & also freedom of the press. How many times have we seen something reported that turned out to be false? I have seen people make up stories just to have a story. Or them take a detail & run with it. I am usually not one for censorship but there has to be a line some where.
@inkling (84)
• United States
3 Feb 09
In general, I'm against censorship. As far as news goes, I think that there should be some good common sense used regarding graphic images in the broadcasts that air during family hours. The late news is a different issue. Children should be in bed and adults can view or not, as they choose. I also feel that it, (censorship), depends on who is doing the censoring, and why. Some censorship really just amounts to good editing. If certain details or images are withheld because they confuse, sensationalize or unfairly slant the reporting of a news item- then fine, cut them. Like Joe Friday says in "Dragnet", "Just the facts, Ma'am". I do object to censorship that is brought to bear by commercial sponsors, network execs with agendas, or government with an eye toward spin-doctoring or hiding the facts from the public, (except in extreme national security scenarios). One of my favorite quotes sums it up pretty well-- "Censorship is telling a man he can't have steak just because a baby can't chew it." Mark Twain Thanks for an interesting topic. smiles, ink
• United States
3 Feb 09
I don't think anything should be censored. If parents or whoever, don't want their young to see or hear something in particular, then they need to teach them right from wrong.
• United States
3 Feb 09
Technically no - because good things end up getting censored. But I don't want to be exposed to disgusting things either, so it's tricky.
@arlerambabu (1080)
• India
3 Feb 09
Yes censorship is necessary to curb Sensationalism.Media always tries to exaggerate the things to increase their viewership ratings.This in its turn spreads panic and fear in the society.
@Jasna88 (152)
• Serbia And Montenegro
2 Feb 09
Its very good question, and no, censorship is no good for times like these. I dream bout time its gonna be banned, i might start doing some jurnalist job like i aways wanted with all of my heart
@mysdianait (63952)
• Italy
2 Feb 09
Here in Italy there is too much inside information on some of the items of news they transmit. For example in certain crime stories they give us too many intricate details which should, in my opinion, be available only for those investigating the crime. Depending on the political bias of a certain channel, the news does tend to be one-sided and they omit certain information. There are also too many stories, no doubt because they help in getting an audience, on who slept with who, who divorced who and so on.