I wrote a flaming email to ABCNews on July 11. I was mortified by their incredulous act of negligence and flagrant use of hypocrisy between their articles on the video game ‘Grand Theft Auto’ article and the running of the bulls in Spain. After I wrote it, I realized I had to write the same damn letter to ET (Entertainment Tonight) as they were airing the same horrific footage.
After the news reporting on 9/11 regarding those poor souls who tossed their lives into the hands of the asphalt pavement, one would have thought that news reporting would have been a little more “meaningful.”
I think there’s a lesson about learning history and repeating it.
I made the mistake of watching your news program tonight.
You reviewed the article about the video game ‘Grand Theft Auto’ regarding the violence and now open-source coding for adding pornography to one’s personal software. The violence was removed and the naked animated people were pixelated so that we don’t see ‘graphic content.’
Now, the very next scene is the running of the bulls. You don’t tell us “Oh by the way, there is graphic content in this story, so sensitive viewers may want to avert their eyes.” NOOOOO. You begin with, “There was blood shed in today’s 4th day during the running of the bulls as written by Hemingway in Rising Sun…” you cut to a bull goring a guy, raising him in the air with his horn shifted right thru him -and he wasn’t the only one shown.
I didn’t need to see this, I don’t like seeing images like this. I really didn’t and it suddenly made me EXTREMELY angry.
You don’t juxtapose the pixelated animated human figure and then show me some guy getting brutally impaled. I’m tired of the hypocrisy -damn tired.
As I said, I made the mistake of watching your news program tonight and I certainly won’t make that mistake again. I’ll be relying on the fake cable news, The Daily Show, as if you had to be reminded and the BBC for my news reporting.
God I was mad.