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Chaussures de foot hypervenom superfly 5 the media buzz word of the week ‘Planking’ has taken on a sour note after a man fell off a balcony to his death on Sunday.
But who is to blame for this death? Major media outlets like the ABC are blaming a new exclusive online culture for creating this dangerous internet phase.
How irresponsible of all those young people online to tell each other about these dangerous stunts in public places, and then to post photos encouraging others wait a minute. Isn’t this exactly what our mainstream media outlets are doing?
Has the media forgotten its responsibility to the community?
Just in case our journalists have forgotten, there is a thing called the Media Code Of Ethics,which basically says you need to think about the wider impact of a story before you go ahead and publish it a point that has evidently slipped the minds of our media.
If you don’t know what planking is, the Herald Sun is more than happy to tell you ‘Planking involves a person having their photo taken while they lie motionless on their stomach in various locations or on objects, the more outlandish the better don’t worry, if you need pictures to show you how it’s done the Daily Telegraph’s planking photo gallery is there to help.
There is a reason suicide is not reported on, it normalises a potentially deadly activity. And it has been no accident over the last couple of decades that details of suicide methods, needless to mention photos have been absent from out papers; it gives people ideas!
Condemning an activity while spreading ‘how to’ lessons across your homepage is not a good look, but I guess it slides by if everyone else is doing it.
Yes people are influenced by Twitter and Facebook these days, but that doesn’t mean people have stopped being influenced by the mainstream media.
Do you think this death will be enough to take our media back to a time when their responsibility to the public went beyond publishing the best planking positions? Have your say.
It seems crazy that the media have taken something that was a relatively unknown, underground trend, done more for a joke than anything and turned it into a popular phenomenon.
Then as soon as something goes wrong, they turn on the craze they essentially promoted as something worthy of being on the chaussures de foot hypervenom Today show and 7PM Project, calling it dangerous and stupid.
Planking had been around for a year before the media jumped on the bandwagon and no one had died. Now someone has died and the media have turned on the craze they blame the progenitors rather than themselves as the source of its popularity.
It shows that the mainstream media pretty much has a very short memory.
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