OPINION

Media vulgarity knows no bounds

Hopes that the ever increasing vulgarity on our television stations would have reached rock bottom have proved futile. Year after year, month after month, there are more and more sacrifices made on the altar of perverted competition. A few days ago, the nation was treated to pornographic images of children. There is no knowing what we are yet to be subjected to by the media stars who prey on human dignity. Broadcasting pornographic images of children is a crime in this country. We continue to hope that the authorities will do their jobs as they should. However, there is another issue at stake here, and that has to do with the politicians who are guests on these offensive programs. A former and a current minister should not be giving legitimacy, through their presence, to these punishable crimes. If politicians cannot do anything to prevent them, then at least they should not become their accomplices.