A couple weeks ago I was listening to an episode of Sword and Scale and the mother of a murder victim began the podcast by saying she was hesitant to even be interviewed because murder is not entertainment.
It made me think... Am I entertained by murders? I mean, yes, I guess I am. I don't like the sound of that, but it is true. No, I don't take joy knowing that someone died or anything like that. But learning about a case, how it was solved, how the trial went... that is entertaining to me.
There are a couple podcasts I have quit listening to because I thought they were being insensitive to either the murder victims or in some instances, even the perpetrator. I think there is a way to talk about cases without being insensitive!
I guess this topic has been on my mind because CrimeCon is coming up soon and I know I am going to be doing some posts and blogs where I am really excited to talk about all the "crime" stuff... Hopefully I can talk about it in a way that is not sensationalizing it.
Any thoughts on this topic?