News Anchor Death TMI or OK?
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« on: February 26, 2019, 09:13:18 pm »


Well, essentially, a straight-married news anchor was engaging in a Grindr tryst, and died in a hotel room due to a crystal meth overdose delivered anally.

https://www.queerty.com/people-divided-whether-lurid-details-married-news-anchors-death-made-public-20190225

The Queerty article does a decent job of presenting two arguments:

-- it's too much information considering the impact on his family and workplace,

or...

--  it's fair game in our modern-day news cycle, or useful as a cautionary tale.


What are your thoughts about the way the news anchor's death was reported?
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2019, 06:59:41 am »

The question of news vs gossip.

I have little interest in this type of story.  It reduces a person's life to an embarrassing death.  I'd support not running it.

But i can see the slippery slope if we censor things we find shameful.  I remember how far we had gotten into the AIDS epidemic before we started talking truthfully about it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2019, 08:38:29 am »

If it were a private person, then I would say it's off limits. 

As a public figure, I have less concern.   

As a news anchor, he probably had no problem telling these stories about others, so I have even less problem.
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2019, 10:49:05 pm »

So sad nonetheless but the story should be covered.
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