6 months ago
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Should the Media Feed the Angry Teens' Egos?
A BRITISH TEENAGER followed a politician doing a tour of the youth's town back in 2007. With the media filming video and shooting still images, the youth made gun gestures while walking behind the politician.
The BBC tracked down the teenager and his friends. The youths are obviously showing off for the media during the interview, and the BBC blurred out the faces of the other youths.
Should the media have blurred out the faces? Should the media have shown these kids at all? Isn't it just feeding into their egos?
Most of the media revealed the name of the young man in the picture, the teenager making the gun gesture. Should the media have printed and aired his name since he is only 17-years old?
What do you think?