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Thread: What do you think of the media showing video of Olympic luger's death

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    What do you think of the media showing video of Olympic luger's death

    CBS has the video footage of the luge accident that killed Nodar Kumaritashvili from the nation of Georgia. Yes, I watched the video, it was on their website. It goes on to blandly discuss the mild weather after showing video footage of his death.

    Is this ok to show the video? They also have closeups of him right before the accident. Yes, it is morbidly riveting, I admit.

    [ame="http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6202969n"]Olympic Athlete Dies in Training - CBS News Video[/ame]

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    Re: What do you think of the media showing video of Olympic luger's death

    I voted that it's exploitive. Don't watch it if you agree with me. I feel as if the press has lost all sense of proportion and decency.

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    Re: What do you think of the media showing video of Olympic luger's death

    I've seen lots of news footage of people being shot by the cops, people jumping out of buildings, people getting hit by cars... I think the decency ship has sailed.
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    Re: What do you think of the media showing video of Olympic luger's death

    I watched it.

    It's like: "Here, a video of someone dieing, with freeze-frames of him split seconds before his death by impact with an I-Beam...Ain't it cool?"

    "Now, the obligatory comments from a person who cares, reactions from random bystanders, and follow it up with a bit on the vaguely related weather oddities, which we blame on an 'El Neino'." "Finially, a bit about possible changes in the luge course."

    On a more serious note, why aren't those beams padded?
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    Re: What do you think of the media showing video of Olympic luger's death

    I guess our ancestors used to gather to watch public executions. It's a morbid fascination with death, I suppose. Kevorkian used to look into the eyes of those he assisted right before death.

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    Re: What do you think of the media showing video of Olympic luger's death

    As far as padding the support beams, it may or may not help at 88 MPH. Why don't they have a big padded cushion all along the track?

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    Re: What do you think of the media showing video of Olympic luger's death

    Thats f***ing brutal.
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    Re: What do you think of the media showing video of Olympic luger's death

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5lAS7H6tkg"]YouTube- Olympic Athlete Dies in Training[/ame]

    I couldn't see the video for some reason, so I had to find it on youtube. This is a news report.

    Who the **** voted that showing this crap is alright???
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    Re: What do you think of the media showing video of Olympic luger's death

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    YouTube- Olympic Athlete Dies in Training

    I couldn't see the video for some reason, so I had to find it on youtube. This is a news report.

    Who the **** voted that showing this crap is alright???
    I did, why not? Why shouldn't it be shown? What's the negative aspect of it being shown? If you don't want to see it don't watch it. In my opinion, this athlete gave permission to the press to video tape his practice runs by particpating in the olmypics and I think the press has a right to report what they shot.

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    Re: What do you think of the media showing video of Olympic luger's death

    The fact that at this point in the poll 5 people think its perfectly ok to show this is an indication that our society is sick. People have become desensitized to the point where they no longer have any basic decency.
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