Speaking Point: Is a sick man’s delusional tirade either newsworthy or entertaining? Is Sheen’s private life our business?
Speaking Point: As ABC, FOX, and NBC continue to air frequent Charlie Sheen coverage, are they getting some retribution at the expense of their competitor, CBS?
Speaking Point: It must be extremely difficult for the family and friends of Charlie Sheen see their loved one with serious problems - even worse to see those problems splashed across the world’s television and computer screens.
Speaking Point: Networks should cover the protests in the Middle East, the death toll of Japan’s devastation, the grand possibility of another tragic aftershock, and radiation poisoning, and the 2012 presidential nominations.
Speaking Point: Are we giving him the publicity that he so craves, the same publicity and fame that is leading to his very public demise? He has just created his own website, twitter account, and tickets to his upcoming two-stop tour, "Charlie Sheen LIVE: My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option," sold out in just 18 minutes.
Speaking Point: The media is showing a lack of accountability. We’ve moved into an era when entertainment comes at the price of social responsibility.