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Re: Jackass,Viacom&CBS

On Mon, 28 May 2001 14:39:28 -0400 "Dan Billings" <dib9@gwi.net> writes:
> > Dave Faneuf noted:
> > >...ALL the major networks reported on the story where
> > >a 13 or 14 year old kid set himself on fire imitating
> > >a segment of Jackass, ABC, NBC, CNN, FoxNews etc. ALL
> > >the news networks EXCEPT CBS!
> I would have hoped the other networks would have used good editorial
> judgement and ignored the story as well.  It is ridiculous to balme 
> TV for
> idiotic behavior of individuals.  All this story is about is lawyers 
> who
> want to make a big score and politicians who want to get votes by 
> blaming
> the media for everything that's wrong in our society.
> -- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine

Ignore a story in which a 13 or 14 year old sets himself on fire?  So
what exactly then IYO constitutes a news story?