I said to myself I wasn't going to give attention to this particular subject but I have since changed my mind. I'm referring to the uproar recently about an upcoming documentary on Chapman based on 40 hours of interviews of the man who gunned down John Lennon. (see article below)
He supposively did it to be noticed, to be famous, well it looks like this TV network is giving him what he wanted from day one. The only lesson to be learned from airing this to me is a very simple one. Crime does pay.
Shame on the greed of the media to give this criminal and other so-called TV shows to encourage crime. I was watching some channel the other day and it's a TV series about master crimes and it basically imortalizes thieves and criminals as master brilliant minds to pull some of these robberies. If they mention assault or murder committed it is quickly passed over for the theme of skillful planning, brilliant execution of crime. TV shows detailing crime so much, I long for the days of simple cowboy and medical shows. Too many police and legal shows putting too many criminals and crooked lawyers up on a pedistal.
NEW YORK, NY, United States (UPI) -- Yoko Ono says that a documentary about John Lennon`s assassin to be aired on the anniversary of the New York murder will hurt her and her husband`s many fans.
"It shows a lack of understanding of the painful memories of what
happened to John`s beautiful life," she said in a statement.
Mark David Chapman, who admits that he gunned down Lennon outside the Dakota apartment house on Dec. 8 1980 because he wanted to be
notorious, is serving a 20-year-to-life sentence in Attica Prison.
A spokeswoman for Britain`s Channel 4 told the New York Daily News
that the program is a serious documentary. Jack Jones, an author who
interviewed Chapman in prison in 1981, 1982 and 1992, gave the
filmmakers 40 hours of tapes.