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@goldensrbest wrote:

I think they just need attention brought to light that their baby was killed by someone,  that was their child , and when a parent has a child die they are in the lowest place any human can be,don't judge them, they may be hanging on by a thin thread.


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I don't judge them, I blame the media for this practice.

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It is for viewers, as far as media is concerned.

When you lose some one you L~O~V~E, that Memory of them, becomes a TREASURE.
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When my first husband's business was robbed and he was killed - for days I could not open the door without a microphone being shoved into my face to ask my opinion about it. This is extremely difficult for those who love the deceased.We had two dogs so we had to go out to let them potty & those reporters were right there.Finally , the homicide detective got an order from a judge to get them off the property - and we had a half acre so they were much farther away then. However, they even dogged us at his funeral, and some woman reporter even grabbed my teenage stepdaughter and would not let go of her hand until my 6'7"  250 pound brother suggested to her that if she wanted to leave that cemetery on her own 2 feet she was going to let go of our child and leave us alone.

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@151949 wrote:

When my first husband's business was robbed and he was killed - for days I could not open the door without a microphone being shoved into my face to ask my opinion about it. This is extremely difficult for those who love the deceased.We had two dogs so we had to go out to let them potty & those reporters were right there.Finally , the homicide detective got an order from a judge to get them off the property - and we had a half acre so they were much farther away then. However, they even dogged us at his funeral, and some woman reporter even grabbed my teenage stepdaughter and would not let go of her hand until my 6'7"  250 pound brother suggested to her that if she wanted to leave that cemetery on her own 2 feet she was going to let go of our child and leave us alone.


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OMG.  How horrible for you and your family.  I am so sorry to hear this.

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You said what i have always thought...how can those reporters shove a mike in the face of a family devastated by death..from fires....shooters..auto accident...you name it....

 

Then i wonder how the family member can even speak to them...the last thing i would want is someone asking me how i felt...or what was i going to do now...how intrusive...

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@Zhills wrote:

My biggest "pet peeve" with TV!  DRAMA???

 

Or stick the camera in the face of a kicker who just missed a fieldgoal,  people who just lost a relative in an accident or lost their pets in a house fire.

 

Sometimes MEDIA gets plain crazy!

 

 

 

 

The lyrics from this 1982 Don Henley song still ring true 25 years later...probably even more so now then back then!!!

 

 

 

Dirty Laundry
 
I make my living off the evening news
Just give me something-something I can use
People love it when you lose,
They love dirty laundry
 
Well, I coulda been an actor, but I wound up here
I just have to look good, I don't have to be clear
Come and whisper in my ear
Give us dirty laundry
 
Kick 'em when they're up
Kick 'em when they're down
Kick 'em when they're up
Kick 'em when they're down
Kick 'em when they're up
Kick 'em when they're down
Kick 'em when they're up
Kick 'em all around
 
We got the bubble-headed-bleach-blond
Who comes on at five
She can tell you 'bout the plane crash with a gleam in her eye
It's interesting when people die
Give us dirty laundry
 
Can we film the operation?
Is the head dead yet?
You know, the boys in the newsroom got a running bet
Get theFull lyrics on Google Play Music
 
 
 
 
 

 

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I can't judge those people.People who suffer these kinds of loses are in shock!! But I myself would be to freaked out to speak!! Everyone deals with their pain differently.

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@LilacTree wrote:

@151949 wrote:

When my first husband's business was robbed and he was killed - for days I could not open the door without a microphone being shoved into my face to ask my opinion about it. This is extremely difficult for those who love the deceased.We had two dogs so we had to go out to let them potty & those reporters were right there.Finally , the homicide detective got an order from a judge to get them off the property - and we had a half acre so they were much farther away then. However, they even dogged us at his funeral, and some woman reporter even grabbed my teenage stepdaughter and would not let go of her hand until my 6'7"  250 pound brother suggested to her that if she wanted to leave that cemetery on her own 2 feet she was going to let go of our child and leave us alone.


@151949

OMG.  How horrible for you and your family.  I am so sorry to hear this.


ALL my brothers are huge men so I have always had my very own little security force.It came in useful a few times in high school.

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@151949 wrote:

@LilacTree wrote:

@151949 wrote:

When my first husband's business was robbed and he was killed - for days I could not open the door without a microphone being shoved into my face to ask my opinion about it. This is extremely difficult for those who love the deceased.We had two dogs so we had to go out to let them potty & those reporters were right there.Finally , the homicide detective got an order from a judge to get them off the property - and we had a half acre so they were much farther away then. However, they even dogged us at his funeral, and some woman reporter even grabbed my teenage stepdaughter and would not let go of her hand until my 6'7"  250 pound brother suggested to her that if she wanted to leave that cemetery on her own 2 feet she was going to let go of our child and leave us alone.


@151949

OMG.  How horrible for you and your family.  I am so sorry to hear this.


ALL my brothers are huge men so I have always had my very own little security force.It came in useful a few times in high school.


@151949

I can relate.  My last SO was 6'2", 200 lbs, all muscle, with pitch black hair and beard, and a voice that would shake the rafters.  Nobody messed with him.  But so gentle and kind to me.  Yes, one feels very safe with someone like that at one's side.

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I think ppl are so devastated that they just answer automatically. If they weren't, they should just tell the media to pound sand. Some probably do or relatives say it for them--they aren't the interviews you see on TV. Terrible practice.