Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Today Show is a Bully (As Well as Other News Shows)
Seems at least once a week I hear a news story about bullying. Whether it be a college hazing, cyber bullying, high school bullying or stories about how to prevent bullying, it is all there. Just recently, we saw a college student charged with hate crimes (another word for bullying) for videotaping and broadcasting his gay roommate having sex. Bullying is definitely a HUGE problem in the US.
What strikes me is how horrified the news reporters act (as they should be) when covering these stories. But they are HYPROCRITES. They are huge bullies themselves. Take the Today Show, for instance, as well as Headline News and probably every other media outlet who covered the story of the KONY 2012 creator. This man obviously has a mental illness and was videotaped running around in public in the nude, ranting and screaming. The news media had a hay day playing it over and over again.
The definition of a bully from Webster.com is this: a blustering browbeating person; especially: one habitually cruel to others who are weaker. By this definition, the media outlets playing this video over and over are bullies.
How can they be so mortified about other bullying cases, yet run a video of someone with a mental illness over and over? Do they not have any compassion for the weak of mind? It is quite disgusting, if you ask me. How do they think that he feels now knowing the whole world witnessed his break down? Could you imagine?
They want to criticize what the college student did videotaping his gay roommate (rightfully so), but they are doing the same exact thing. Hypocrites!
What a sad, sick society we live in.
Maybe if enough of us complain to the news media when they see them being a bully, things will change. Please share this post and contact the Today Show or anyone else who aired this video and let them know how you feel about it. With Twitter and Facebook, this shouldn't take more than a minute of your time.