I think the media should use some self-censorship on occasion. It gets too easy to destroy peoples' lives over small things. Imagine how WWII would have gone if the media would have spent their time telling our troop movements, or about FDR's extra-marital affairs, or his illness? In the case at hand with the sniper, it was strategic use of the media that put out the car description and Jersey plates that helped catch him. Good for them for being a help, and not a hindrance in this issue. The media should first be a defense of our rights and freedoms against government. Next, they should help the public consider all sides of the issues, so they can decide for themselves. Then, they should be a help to society. Finally, they should be a source of entertainment.
When they do this, Bravo. When they are only entertainment, or they become too politicized on one side or the other, then they only become a part of an unbalanced society, or worse, government. K'aya K'ama, Gerald/gary Smith gszion1 @juno.com http://www .geocities.com/rameumptom/index.html "No one is as hopelessly enslaved as the person who thinks he's free." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ________________________________________________________________ Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today Only $9.95 per month! Visit www.juno.com ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: email@example.com EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================