I had the news on this morning as I made my first grade son’s lunch, he ate breakfast, and I consumed as much coffee as I could. Generally I don’t listen. My wife turns it on for background nose. But this morning I did.
The local news led off with a story about man flying to Boston from Utah watching child porn in first class.
Then there was the scheme by which a boy and older man placed help wanted ads on CraigsList for men down on their luck, luring them to a suburban home where they killed them and buried them in shallow graves.
Finally, we got to the Today Show at 7, and they led with the story about child molestation at Syracuse.
Between all this, there were reports on teenage murders on the local news and a story about a murderer in Aruba being released.
I looked at the TV and then looked at my 6-year-old and turned it off. Is the news supposed to be a family event or X-rated, only for those over 21?
Maybe we are all a bunch of murders and child molestors? Maybe, but can’t we just put that on a separate channel and leave the news for stories like Prince William’s rescue mission?
How the hell are our boys going to grow up to be good if we only show them stories of men being evil?