Saddam Hussein’s TV Hanging
January 2, 2007 6:55 PM
What did you think of TV’s coverage of Saddam Hussein’s hanging for all of us to behold in shock when we awakened from wherever, Dec. 30?
I was stunned to see it on CNN. I only saw, then, that the net was carrying footage of several executors wearing black masks, while putting the noose on Saddam. It made me cringe.
Since then, or so I hear, you can see the whole execution online, or more of it on various TV news-gathering organizations, if you choose to. I opted out. I’m sure all of the news honchos had some very difficult decisions to make here. But I remember the time, just awhile ago, when no news outlet would ever show coverage of any execution, especially of someone like Saddam Hussein’s importance, given the repercussions it could provoke.
Sure, I want to know. But not necessarily see. Unfortunately, I think the media mucked this story up and might have, inadvertently, made him even more of a hero for radical Muslims, by giving him so much world-wide TV coverage. Tough call.
But that’s just me. I also think he shouldn’t have been buried, where his grave will now become the new Mecca for radicals who want to blow us all up. Your thoughts? Please weigh in.