Here where I live the most horrendous forms of crime are very rare. We don't really have shootings or mass-murder the way some much larger countries do. When something awful does happen it's just the most shameful display you can imagine though. 2 days straight of media coverage talking about who did it, where they live, how they grew up, who their friends are, why they did it and all of that.
It's such a strange culture of actually giving the murderer a voice by broadcasting his message loud and clear for hours or even days. I mean, shouldn't we show that doing this sort of thing isn't going to get anywhere? Today we've got loads of people who do the sickest things for literally no other reason than the fact that they want to obtain some form of fame.
I have to side with the people who say that the News aren't the News anymore. In today's world it's all about viewers, making money and being the juiciest of the networks - There's hardly any public service left. It's no wonder that so many people are so paranoid, thinking that ISIS are invading because a Muslim down the street wants to set up a summer camp, or being unsure of whether a random strange in front of you is reaching for a phone or a gun.
I know that most people consider FOX a joke, but just look at the audience they have and the things they tell them: Anyone remember the whole "No-go zones"-debacle? The fact that it's not illegal for a large network to broadcast something completely made-up as though it were news.. I mean, where I live people get punished for that sort of thing, but then again, where I live politicians aren't allowed to take to the stage and spew out vile racist and sexist claims. Here it doesn't matter if you're the prime minister, you'll get taken to court for that.
There's value in sharing tragedies with the public and letting us know that something awful has happened. Disasters around the world where people might need our help need to be shown and explained, but we should never make reality-TV out of a murderer out to get his or her message across and nothing else.