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Should the media censor images of severely hurt people in Boston?

Some may want to see information without seeing the nightmare-causing images. For instance, take PTSD into account. Such images should be removed so those with the condition aren't even more scared or bothered.

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Yes, they need to think of the privacy of the victims instead of the profit for a change.

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It defiantly seems like everything in our government is about gain... It's sickening!
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government tries to turn this into a political election/campaign tool and the news tries to get more ratings and increase their profit
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They should if they can but what they were showing at first was raw footage. They had no way of knowing they were going to start taking the people right past them as they were entering to film

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we know what a chopped off leg is without a ghoul news person showing us

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I don't think so. I've always hated censoring, and if they censored the pictures it would only mask how gruesome the event was (in my opinion).

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They should, and usually do (or so it seems to me) but there are always those people who go for sensationalism and shock value. The saying it "if it bleeds, it leads", meaning put the shocking things first, is all too often how the news is done instead of giving the audience the information of the matter.

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In this case, I don't think so. I think the American Public needs to know what porous borders, useless security measures and 'Political Correctness' begets.

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Every time someone surrenders a freedom to satisfy an individual or group, we all lose a bit of that freedom.
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Yes they should,I tried to go on fb today,but i had a horrible image on my screen, putting gruesome images of blood and gore did nothing to help those people,imagine if a little kid was looking over my shoulder when a man with his foot missing appears on my screen.

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Not only that, think of the family members of the victims! Who wants to see their family member suffer in this way, or find out that their loved one has died by seeing it on TV before an official notification is made? The news media has guidelines to follow, those with cell phone cameras post whatever wherever without the impact since they are only looking for 'likes'. SMH
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No. Censorship of the press is a very dangerous thing, and once started, it can be a very slippery slope. If you censor one thing for one group of people, then there will be another group of people who want something else censored, then another, then another.

Freedom of the press is one of the foundations upon which this country was built, and must not be curtailed to satisfy one group or another. Those who don't wish to see something have the right to refrain from purchasing the newspaper, or watching the tv show.

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the media should censor itself for the sake of the victims, their families and to limit the criminals enjoyment.
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I'm sure the criminals have enjoyed them selves already and people are going to create memorial sites and stuff eventually too.
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the criminals get great satisfaction watching the footage and the more gore, the better for them.
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Government censorship is different than a news outlet deciding on it's own not to show something because it's in bad taste to show it.
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exactly!
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Yes.Today I felt as if 9/11 happened again.I can't get over the coverage of the bloody sidewalk.I pray tonight.

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I think people need to know everything, but they should try not to take an over abundance amount on my opinion.

and just another statement I don't believe it has anything to do with terrorism yet.

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They shouldn't sensationalize it. The question is where to draw the line. Personally, I don't need to see it. I'll never forget seeing live footage of people jumping to their deaths from the Twin Towers.
I heard from my sister who lives in Boston today. She's a bit shaken but she has all of her appendages. She drove right by that place last night.

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glad she is okay
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There should be a mature content warning. That way, it is still accessible to the public while giving a fair warning.

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Fair warning is not good enough for me! Suppose it was a loved one you saw with his foot blown off and this is the first that you know about it? News media is about sensationalism, if it bleeds, it leads! They iust want ratings at everyone else's expense.
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Excuse my inability, but the way your comment is worded doesn't make sense to me. Could you try rewording it so that I could understand?
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They do have footage, that has not been shown.

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