- Global Voices - https://globalvoices.org -

Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago: More Thoughts on VT

Categories: Caribbean, North America, Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A., Disaster, Ideas, Media & Journalism

Posting from Trinidad, Thebookmann is concerned that the media has played into the VT gunman's “sick little cold, dead hands” by broadcasting footage of the killer “unleashing his hateful rage to a camera [1]. The airing of such imagery is a grave mistake…something that I have seen for too long in my own little island as regards to presenting news on crime.” And Bahamian Nicolette Bethel posts video of the university's Professor of English delivering the closing speech at the convocation of Virginia Tech in the wake of this week’s tragedy [2]: “At these times, it’s art — poetry, music, dance, theatre, painting — that do the job we really need.”