911 Calls Become Reality TV

Does anyone else find it highly disturbing that news agencies insist on playing 911 calls involving tragedies. Last night, on one of those “soft news” programs that dominates cable news, a 911 call by an eight year old who had just witnessed her mother murder her father was played. I would say that girl had enough problems without her tragic 911 call being played for the entire world. Yes, 911 calls are public record and probably should be, but this is voyeurism of the worst kind. Come on, give traumatized people some privacy.

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