The me­dia is not the place to seek jus­tice

Waterloo Region Record - - Insight -

Am I the only one who is dis­gusted by the new blood sport we see in the me­dia? Re­cently, sev­eral ac­tors, politi­cians, en­ter­tain­ers, etc., for­mally held in high re­gard, have had their ca­reers or body of work to­tally trashed, with­out their day in court. Day af­ter day it seems that a new vic­tim gets caught up in this right­eous witch hunt that is de­stroy­ing peo­ple’s lives. What­ever hap­pened to due process, or are our courts now that of pub­lic opin­ion?

As a so­ci­ety are we re­ally that an­gry and un­for­giv­ing, or is this just our lat­est form of en­ter­tain­ment? I be­lieve that trash­ing some­one’s life­time achieve­ments or body of good work, un­less those achieve­ments were the di­rect re­sult of their crim­i­nal ac­tions, is wrong-headed. By no means am I sug­gest­ing that these crimes, some hor­rific, go un­pun­ished. Vic­tims are an­gry, I get that, but the me­dia is not the place to seek jus­tice.

Howard Bon­nell


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