Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Is Nothing Sacred?

This is nothing other than the promotion of suicide by the mainstream media. For once, I am speechless. Who wants to actually watch this tragedy unfold!? What on earth is going on!?

Courtesy of Times Online

A former university professor with motor neurone disease will be seen ending his own life in a television documentary to be broadcast for the first time in the UK.

Craig Ewert travelled from his home in Harrogate to the Dignitas clinic in Zurich, Switzerland, accompanied by Mary, his wife of 37 years. There he is shown drinking a lethal dose of barbiturates through a straw, and using his mouth to turn off the switch to his ventilator. A doctor is seen checking his pulse and pronouncing him dead.

The decision to broadcast the documentary Right to Die on Sky television’s Real Lives channel tomorrow has been condemned by the television watchdog Mediawatch UK. For more click here.

Incredibly, 67% in a Times Online survey think it is right to screen footage of someone being killed at their request.


Kate said...

Its probably to soften us up to the idea that killing yourself isn't so scary after all.

The Bones said...

I don't get it Miss Book. Everyone condemns web users and internet people who kill themselves on webcam...and then the TV just put it on in prime time...bizarre!

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