Thursday, October 30, 2014

How did the camera get there?

Every once in a while someone will send me a video of some surprising event; usually the surprise is that the events shown are heartwarming but sometimes because they are cruel. My reaction is always skepticism.

It troubles me that more people aren't skeptical. The question no one seems to ask is the one in the subject header. How did it happen that someone was there with a camera? Some of these videos feature multiple cameras and are expertly edited. How did that happen?

I think we need to ask ourselves that question about every news story. How did the camera and the reporter manage to get there? Why were they paying attention?

And, why weren't they paying attention before? Also, what are they not paying attention to right now?

If you've been paying attention to the Canadian news, you'll know that a local media celebrity has been accused of violent acts towards women during sex. Things look rather bad for him right now as the number of accusations and accusers is multiplying. Some are even reporting that nasty rumours have long been circulating about this guy. I have no idea if that is true or not but, if it is, why did nobody look into it until now?

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