TV executives debate broadcasting execution footage.

The New York Times on the ethical dilemma faced by TV networks on the matter of footage of Saddam Hussein’s execution.

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One reply on “TV executives debate broadcasting execution footage.”

  1. I heard that CNN broadcast all or a good part this morning, but I wasn’t awake yet. I think is has no place on the television, just like executions in this country don’t belong on the television.

    I can’t think of any reason for or any benefit that would come from broadcasting it. Certain partisans are likely to be telling us that we are safer now that he has been killed, also a load of crap. There is a certain ghoulish fascination with events like this.

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