Yes it's perfectly ok
No, it's disrespectful and exploitive
This crash happened. This young athlete was killed. I believe the clip has value in the following ways:
1) It demonstrates the fragility of human life.
2) It shows the risk that these athletes are taking.
3) It is true and real. It happened.
If you don't want to watch it that's fine. Turn away, change the channel, watch nickelodeon instead. But don't suggest that the possibility of viewing it should be denied to those of us who are comfortable with reality even in its ugliness. In my opinion too much violence and death is censored out of the news, and it impacts our democracy negatively. After all, it's easy, for example, to support a war when you never have to see the bodies of the children slaughtered in it or the reaction of their parents. Similarly, in a roundabout way, this little piece of reality has to be considered when making an assessment of the current olympic games, the safety of the track, etc.
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I believe that it should be legal to show the video, but that showing it is disturbing and lacks all class and decency on the part of the broadcaster.
The news aspect of the story is that the man tragically died. The sick and depraved entertainment aspect is showing the video.
Should they be allowed to show it? Sure. Freedom's a bitch.
Should they actually go ahead and show it? Not if they have any decency (which they clearly do not)
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I think it's more a question of personal and professional ethics; those of the channel heads that have to weigh-up whether or not to broadcast. I don't know how it was handled in the US, but I became very upset at (still do, actually) at repeated showings, for no possible journalistic reason, of the planes crashing into the WTC. There is a BIG difference in showing something that has just happened for the information of viewers and showing something dramatic or traumatic for entertainment purposes. Even then, showing something for informative reasons must be tempered with a consideration of just how much the public has a right to see. I do not agree with the libertarian position that because something has happened everyone has the right to see it. There are other rights in play (the right to respect, privacy, etc) that should also be taken into account and, in this case, I believe such rights were ignored.
Shame on those broadcasters who showed it. Let's name and shame them.
I accuse Antena 3, Telecinco, La Sexta and RTVA in Spain of infringing this poor guy and his family's right to privacy and dignity. Anyone else care to extend the list?
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