How Do We Sort Out Violence For Entertainment And Violence For Horror?

“Rarely has the dissonance between the news and popular entertainment been so striking. One can react only with horror as Iraq descends into a chaotic bloodbath, Israel continues to be engulfed in a sickening cycle of revenge upon revenge and terrorism spreads to other countries. Some ABC-TV stations refused to carry Ted Koppel reading the names of killed American soldiers on Friday’s “Nightline.” Yet week after week we’re offered supposedly cathartic stories of devastated families and bloodthirsty vengeance to consume.”