Tacky & Tasteless (aka The Media)…
Apparently there’s a online news software provider who’s using the VA Tech tragedy in an advertising link for thier services.
This got me thinking…
First of all, I totally agree with Alex…tasteless and tacky.
That said, (and maybe I’m just snarky due to lack of caffeine) but this is an ad for a news media provider, right? Shouldn’t “tacky & tasteless” be fairly expected?
I was watching the press conference yesterday on the tragedy, as a room full of reporters were rooting like pigs in slop for a juicy bit of controversy to use for their next headline. Very little remorse or real concern was evident… just a lot of accusations and innuendo in hopes of getting a compelling sound bite.
Didn’t do much for my respect for that industry.
(Okay, that’s really not a fair statement, as I didn’t really have much respect for them before, this only confirmed my negative opinion.)
“I know you’re just a reporter, but you used to be a person, right?”
Sadly, as tacky and exploitive as this ad link is, I don’t think it’s out of character.