Friday, June 6, 2008

Myspace is weird and i'm a voyeur

We use social networking sites at work all the time -- to get pics of people that may have gotten in trouble, etc as visuals for our show. Today i pulled a couple photos from the Myspace page of a dead Marine, who died in Africa three months ago. His page is still up and people are still commenting on it. I felt like the biggest asshole -- his friends and family look at the photos to remind themselves of their fallen boy. We use them to get ratings and make our 'product' as stimulating as possible.

So be warned -- those pics of you sucking down tequilas in Cabo could one take be used to paint a picture of what a party-loving, carefree person you were, before something really bad happened to you. I am not proud of it, and i only mention it to castigate myself publicly, for being part of this mad mess. Until the next chapter comes... and i turn the page on this form of journalism...

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