I do not want to have to stop the kids going to buy their comics tomorrow. But I will.

Because I do not want to see pictures of someone being murdered, or the reaction of a person watching another person being murdered, on the front page of the newspapers. And I do not want my children to see those pictures.

And I do not want news websites to show a video of someone being killed, or hint that they are showing a video of someone being killed – urging the click through with their disturbing video warnings.

But the battle’s lost. This is what sections of the media here do: voyeuristically ogling violent death. For clicks. For revenue. Because this is what the people making editorial decisions are, and what they think we have become.

Sod them.


About loveandgarbage

I watch the telly and read when not doing law stuff and plugging my decade and a half old unwatched Edinburgh fringe show.
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3 Responses to

  1. Alan Morton says:

    If they are generating revenue from it, then it IS what we’ve become.

  2. Alec says:

    Well said, sir.

  3. Stuart Marker says:


    we seem to have lost you from the twitter. One can only assume given the above post that it was the recent photos of the refugee crisis that made you leave. So hoping that you are well and in the best of health.


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