Less is more

Less is more Open letter to public broadcasters, journalists re RCMP offences, Watson Lake: For the first time in my life, I burned the newspaper before finishing an article. A friend told me that she had to turn off the radio after a brief in-depth "de

Open letter to public broadcasters, journalists re RCMP offences, Watson Lake:

For the first time in my life, I burned the newspaper before finishing an article.

A friend told me that she had to turn off the radio after a brief in-depth “detail” of the alleged human abuse by RCMP in Watson Lake.

Do you know when to stop with “details” of human indignity perpetrated by the lowest slice of society? Rather than infinite details, we would prefer to hear that a “generic crime” was perpetrated and resulted in a “detailed” description of the punishment that followed. More on punishment, less on the abhorrent behaviour displayed within our community.

Did you ever hear the phrase “familiarity breeds contempt?” Well, maybe not these days. The more culpable behaviour that you display to society at an ever-increasing pace, the more acceptance there seems to be within our society, which seems to be based upon herding sheep. As soon as there are three sheep moving in one direction, the rest just follow blindly. Excuse me! I think there’s a better way.

Sue Greetham

Marsh Lake