Responsible Journalism

News personalities, agencies, and organizations should be ashamed of themselves for how they are using the 5th anniversary of 9/11/2001 today to bring up their ratings under the guise of “respect”.  Want respect? How about suspending regular programming for the day? How about not trying to “One-up” the other guy for once?
The Today show on NBC this morning started with the obligatory somber music, the dramatic delivery of Matt Lauer, and a snipped of phone call from a hijacked airliner that would never land. This is respect? No, this is sensationalizing. When you play audio of a woman saying goodbye to her loved ones on a news program on the anniversary of her death, you’re not respecting her, you’re using her – plain and simple.
You know how I’m honoring those who died 5 years ago? I’m not watching news coverage that seeks to use their deaths and the scaring of a nation purely to boost ratings and, by virtue, the bottom line. Financial wheeling and dealing is why Muslims are annoyed with us, and today anyone who realizes that the “tributes” are all purely to make mo
ney will realize a little bit more why we were attacked 5 years ago (Unless you still believe that it’s religious differences…)

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