"It might be very interesting to find out if widespread fears in the nation about crime are fanned by TV people who deliberately tug viewer emotions night after night."
~Greg Byron's "TV stations are completely ratings driven"
That's the problem with sensationalizing everything. As we've discussed in class and read in various sections of Greg Byron's essay, broadcast journalism is all about drawing viewers. It's much more interested in entertainment value than in the straight facts. As a result, many news stories are made out to be bigger than they actually are. It does make one wonder how much panic and fear is produced naturally versus how much is produced by the news stations.