Originally Posted by akbar
It's not really the wording that bothers me... It's the being on live TV while they heard it. It makes the news company seem like the only thing they cared about was the emotional response they got from the people for the purposes of creating a buzz; not the people. Like I said, if it was me and it was a child with whom I had a connection with, I wouldn't want to find out with a camera in my face. Talking to the news about said event wouldn't be an issue, but to be told news that is commonly considered as "heart breaking" (the death of a child in this way does pull at the strings of a fathers heart) by someone that I would consider to be an "outsider looking in" on the situation would upset me. I don't know anyone involved with the story, but I do know how I would feel if it was me in that position. As I said, I don't think the reporter should be held fully accountable for this, as I see it as a bad decision on management's behalf. However, it remains that I wouldn't want to find out in this way.