To be honest I don't see the overall problem.
People want news, they want them NOW and they like them as bloody as possible. Something happened and no one was cruely killed by a horde of nuclear zombie killer mutant terrorists? Nobody wants to see.
Als long as reporters don't start and create massacres by themselves to report about it, I really don't care.
And all the discussion about Murdoch is s***. As if a guy like him has time to think about single criminal actions of one of his hundreds of magazines.