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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:21 AM

12. What annoys me is "What do we tell our kids?"

Umm... how about nothing. They're kids. Why are they paying any attention to the news in the first place?

My parents wouldn't have let me watch the news until I was 12 or 13 but it didn't matter as I never had any real desire to watch it. I remember the Challenger disaster when I was 9 or 10 because the teachers at my school brought a TV into the classroom and made a big deal out of it. After that I think the first news story I actively followed under my own steam was the first Gulf War when I was 14 or 15.

What's really offensive is not just the tragedy porn but the implication that we should all be involving our kids in the tragedy porn to somehow "make them feel better" about something they wouldn't otherwise have known anything about.

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