We talk about how the media love to sensationalize their stories to draw in the audience. They take the basic information, throw it into a virtual centrifuge to separate out the juicy details. Then, they take those details, no matter how small and insignificant, and blow them up to the size of a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon.
In the ongoing Jodi Arias’ story, there is glaring evidence that ABC is guilty of gratuitous sensationalism. It has over-stepped the mark and has mislead its audiences. ABC has crossed the line dividing responsible journalism with sensationalized non-sense.