Thursday, March 25, 2010

Media and Congress shouldn't talk about political violence

There is such a fine line between reporting violence and inciting it further that the media shouldn't discuss the topic of citizens threatening and/or attacking members of Congress.

Those members should report any problems to the authorities, the offenders should be arrested and prosecuted, and we should move on.

Otherwise we get into a political back and forth that can provoke unstable people to act.

It's fine to simply report the facts, but no interviews, panels, etc.

This is too serious.

The danger of a free market, in this case the media, is that there isn't a limit. We need to be responsible enough to set a limit before a disaster and not wait any longer.

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