Posted: 04/10/2016 at 15:26
Frank and Scroggin.......I can assure you that I wouldn't "gawp" at any RTA or similar event. I cannot begin to imagine why people prefer to take a picture on their mobile before they think to contact the emergency services in such cases. Granted, eye witness accounts backed up by photo evidence can be useful in some instances but even so ??? Actually, I don't even have a mobile phone so I'd be a rubbish witness anyway
It isn't that I am desperate to see horrific images plastered all over the place when watching TV news - it just seemed to me that the phrase " too distressing to show" is used on practically every bulletin these days. Shouldn't we be made to feel distressed about what is going on ? Perhaps it is actually the use of the word "distressed" that I object to. I'm aware of the dictionary definition but in today's world, it is often used ad lib to convey upsetting, mild discomfort, etc.
We obviously all see things from a different perspective but sadly whether or not we agree on this particular issue, it's going to take a hell of a lot to make this kind of debate redundant.
Scroggin - I hope your blood has settled to simmering rather than boiling - I'd hate to be the cause of you bubbling over