By Ryan Harshbarger
I have touched on this subject before. Perhaps if you’re one of my readers then you already know what I’m about say. If not, well I have this anger that has been boiling in me for quite a while now. After the most recent shooting in Connecticut it’s completely proven my point; the media outlets and their objective for “ratings” honestly have no souls. History Channel for example was a channel that I used to love, and watch regularly because of their great programs. However, ever since all this Dec 21st nonsense they have become my most hated outlet.
To loosely quote Morgan Freemans supposed hoax article, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/blackberry/p.html?id=2315848 which does hold validity “There are a lot of sick people that see these suicide murders on TV, and they want to outdo them and become famous.” This is serious and the fat cat rating gluttons need to heed these words. “You’re not helping at all you’re only amplifying these tragedies” by 1. “Glorifying these shooters and turning them into house hold names.”
“Where’s the name of the victims?” 2. “Pumping out all these programs about the Apocalypse.” “Haven’t you learned that some take this very seriously; and they’re killing their families, themselves, and others?”
From this moment on I am personally holding the History Channel, and all major outlets that are feeding the heads of the sick personally responsible for these tragedies. “The blood of these victims is on your hands.” And as your ratings increase, and you get your raises and paychecks I want you to think long and hard the next time you air a program about “blood money” the check that was just deposited into your account is exactly the same.
Shame on all of you! These programs are systematically depleting the lives of innocent men, women and children. So when Dec 22nd comes and we’re all still here what then? Will you at the History Channel conjure up another apocalyptic scenario to once again scare the masses? Or will you acknowledge your errors and release a statement to refute my feelings on what you’re responsible for?
In closing to all the producers, writers, directors and staff of all the media outlets that are responsible for these atrocities. “I wish you all a very happy holiday, and pray that you have a shred of human decency in you, that will kick in and make you see your errors.” Unfortunately I’ve seen your track record and I’m almost positive you’ll do nothing and continue to chase ratings. Here’s a question “what would you do if everyone stopped watching your stations?” Ponder that one over the next few days as we countdown to the end of the world that you’ve created.