An article was posted today on Reuters.com about a South African man who was kidnapped at gunpoint, forced to take the perpetrators to his home, was stripped of his clothes and super-glued to the seat of an exercise bicycle (along with his hands, feet, and mouth!) while his house was robbed. The man remained on the bike for three hours until help came!
Now, this saddens me to no end. Why do men torture and terrorize each other like this; to anyone?
What really got me though is the incredible insensitivity and shamelessness of Reuters' choice to use a photo to accompany the news piece that shows dozens of naked bicyclists cycling in Madrid.
Are you kidding me here? Can Reuters step any further into the abyss of poor choices. Reuters makes the case for truly lacking any clear vision of compassion and respectful journalism being the norm these days. Somewhere at Reuters a person sat and thought that that picture was the right one to go with this painful story.
In the meantime, what do you say you step up when you need to.