ENTER Allstate Sugar Bowl Ticket Secret Word Contest
Friday Night Football Scoreboard

Should the kids who survived Newtown’s school shooting have been interviewed on camera?

Capture

One of the most controversial topics of Friday’s coverage of the tragic shooting in Newtown, CT was interviewing children outside the school.  Do you think the kids should have been put on camera?

14 comments

  • Emm

    No, it shows no respect from the news media who had to get the "first" report. for a community that had just been traumatized. Why make a child who had just gone through a horrific incident relive something that he may never get over for the rest of his life.

  • Christine

    I think that is good for the kids to express, share & talk about the painful, horrific tragedy that they unfortunatly witnessed. Usually kids withhold their feeling and keep it bottled up, so I feel that only positive things can come from them talking about it. -Christine in Kenner

  • Lorenzo

    The children need to be able to express their feelings, fears and concerns. But not to the media. Unlike trained counselors, news reporters don't always know the right questions to ask, nor the right things to say, to keep from causing more pain or damage. I feel that children are more fragile than alults, and there are some things that they should be protected from. Seeing and hearing the incident as it unfolded was enough. Let's not make them relive it by allowing the media to probe into their fragile minds.

  • charles818

    No i do not think they should have been interviewed on camera. Now it's fine if they are able to talk about their feelings with parents or someone who deals with these kinds of situations.

  • popseal

    Ghouls reporting for other ghouls interview kids during the worst moment of their lives. I just want facts, not emotional manipulation for the cause of ratings. Political reptiles love it because they can the aggrandize themsleves as the caring father figure. I've done a lot of public speaking and I know what I'm talking about here.

  • CSCOTT

    I think that a certain amount of media exposure is appropriate to help people appreciate the impact of a particular event. These children couldn't have been interviewed without the consent of their parents, right? I think that it was fine to ask the older ones who may have been in another part of the school one or two questions.

  • Moose

    No, these kids should not have been interviewed about this horrible ordeal. Sympathy and respect should have been shown for the parents of the students who lost their lives. If I was a parent of one of the kids who got murdered in the school, I would have been filled with more pain watching the parents and surviving students talk about what happened on the news. The parents of these students should have said no to any and all media interviews because this is a sad tragedy.

Comments are closed.