It’s that time of year again, the winter Olympics took off Friday night with an estimated 32.6 million people tuning in. However, the night before, Nodar Kamaritashvili, a Georgian luger, was killed instantly when he wrecked into an unpadded steel pole after slipping off the course. The worst part is, this was all captured on video and the media, of course, aired it on national television. Nodar’s father, David, said he won’t watch the video and claimed that the course was poorly built and too fast.
I don’t really see the point of showing the video of this man’s death on national television. It’s such a personal thing, especially for his friends and family. To see something like that when you know the person has got to be one of the hardest things to deal with. Again, I still don’t understand the media sometimes. I don’t want to witness somebody dying on television; it’s a private matter not public.