Thursday, March 13, 2008
The Death of Michael Todd
I'm not one to gloat about anyone's death for any reasons - particularly from a suicide. Michael Todd seems to have taken his own life for multiple reasons - public shame, discovery of serial infidelity, risk to his position. People are fallible, they're human - these failings and simple realities are not worth condemning & certainly not worth dying for. This post is to condemn the media over the coverage of his death. Because he was a policeman he was automatically assumed to be worthy of unlimited praise for a flawless character; the reality wasn't even close. There are people out there of much better character than Todd, who also commit suicide, but they don't rate a mention. This was indeed a tragedy, but the assumptions and biases by the media in the aftermath were wrong and make me ashamed.