IN The Examiner with the exception of the Sunday edition the media tends to thrive on sensationalism.
Every day we are met with doom and gloom, rape, murder, alcohol and drug violence, mayhem generally.
Clare van Ryan and Jo Palmer are two columnists who stand out for the positive contributions that they make to family values which seem to be missing in so many cases in today’s society.
The columns of both are well supported by readers.
Giving so much space to negative happenings points to the breakdown of the family with consequent societal disruption.
Could the media play a vital and significant role in addressing this distressing issue?
Perhaps by encouraging community or group action in ways of counteracting violence other than the present rather draconian methods?
Positive support by encouragement to groups working hard to change negative attitudes would be appreciated or even those trying to make us aware of the importance of such small creatures as bees to life and the economy.
The introduction of the youth court is a very positive step taken by the chief magistrate.
It enables support for those offenders shown to have a mental problem.
Perhaps data could be looked at and the community made aware of the positive impact of this innovative step.
– M. CAMPBELL-SMITH, Launceston.
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