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Thursday, 9 October 2014

"And now a short word from our sponsor -"

My objection is not that various news media are reporting on a young woman's decision to kill herself, but that rather than reporting, they are playing her rom-com-lighting-soft-new-agey-music-in-the-background-shot-through-gauze commercial for suicide.

In what should be an examination of an extremely contentious issue they are instead shilling for one side of it, the death side.

They might as well "report" on the same-sex "marriage" debate by showing an episode of Will and Grace.

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