I always love it when a media outlet looks at itself and says we are not the reason for the problem.

If you don’t say those people are gods, kids won’t emulate them.

Men’s Journal wrote an article a couple of months back that has been bugging me. The article “Are Extreme Sports Too Extreme” looks at the latest group of deaths of athletes.

Men’s Journal mostly writes about extreme athletes and extreme places and then throws in the fashion photo line up near the end of the magazine. I subscribe.

However, I believe the article misses the point. The article, like most in this genre looks at the event sponsors, which Men’s Journal writes favorable about, to put limits on the events, which Men’s Journal writes favorable about.

Maybe if Men’s Journal did not say the events were so awesome and the athletes so fantastic less people would emulate them and the athletes themselves would not consider their “god-like” image as full body airbags.

No one person or group of people, are responsible for athletes dying. However, the circle of recrimination and blame may stop if one person in the circle steps back and says I’m done.

What do you think? Leave a comment.

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One Comment on “I always love it when a media outlet looks at itself and says we are not the reason for the problem.”

  1. Carly Thomas says:

    Being an athlete myself this article is interesting to me. I think it is peoples own decision if they want to participate in extreme sports or whatever activity they are interested in. I believe that people are influenced very easily, especially by professional athletes, and if extreme sports are being publicized in a good way then other people are not going too think they are that dangerous. But i also agree if a extreme athlete thinks that sport if fun and good for you then that is his opinion and other people can create their own opinion on it.

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