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Martha Berry: Carol Perkins right, but should carry it farther

After the first report of a violent incident, coverage ceases to be news and becomes sensationalism. "And that," Martha Berry says., is teaching all the kooks out there exactly how to go about their acts of violence, knowing that they will have their 15 minutes of fame."
Comments re article 57382 Carol Perkins Too much violence

By Martha Berry

I have just read Carrol Perkins article on violence and agree 100%. but I would carry it farther.

The media should quit advertising violence.

When something happens, it is ok to report it as news.

But then the repetition begins and it goes on in every aspect of the crime: shooter, type of weapon, etc. ad infinitum. After the first article or two it ceases to be news and becomes sensationalism.

And that is teaching all the kooks out there exactly how to go about their acts of violence, knowing that they will have their "15 minutes of fame." All responsible persons in the arena of the media should have a deeper look at what they report as news.

No one but the officials need to know the details of every crime of violence. --Martha Berry, Campbellsville, KY

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