Wednesday, May 12, 2004
According to an MSNBC "Question of the Day," out of over 166,000 who responded 53% believe that the "media SHOULD NOT show graphic acts of terrorism," and 47% believe that the "media SHOULD show acts of terrorism, graphic or otherwise" (emphasis added). Personally, I believe that if acts of terrorism are not shown, how can there be a response to them? The attacks of September 11 definitely qualify as graphic acts of terrorism; rightly, they were shown. It raises a legitimate question: Is a beheading (in of itself) any more barbaric, or graphic, than jets being hijacked by Muslim fundamentalists and crashed into buildings, murdering 3,000 innocent civilians? I leave that question to you.