Skip to comments.China's new hit TV show: Death row interviews
Posted on 03/04/2012 12:25:46 PM PST by jmc813
With her silk scarves and immaculate make-up, Ding Yu looks every inch the modern television presenter. Indeed, for the past five years she has hosted a hugely successful prime-time show in China which has a devoted following of 40 million viewers every Saturday night.
But while in Britain the weekend evening entertainment will be The X Factor or Strictly Come Dancing, Ms Dings show features harrowing some would say voyeuristic footage of prisoners confessing their crimes and begging forgiveness before being led away to their executions. The scenes are recorded sometimes minutes before the prisoners are put to death, or in other cases when only days of their life remain.
The glamorous Ms Ding conducts face-to-face interviews with the prisoners, who have often committed especially gruesome crimes. Her subjects sit in handcuffs and leg chains, guarded by warders. She warms up with anodyne questions about favourite films or music, but then hectors the prisoners about the violent details of their crimes and eventually wrings apologies out of them.
She promises to relay final messages to family members, who are usually not allowed to visit them on death row. The cameras keep rolling as the condemned say a farewell message and are led away to be killed by firing squad or lethal injection.
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Ain’t communism grand?
There’s a big difference between supporting capital punishment as a tool of justice & supporting capital punishment as fodder for trash TV entertainment shows.
You are aware that the PRC is not communist in philosophy any more, aren’t you? Or are you stuck in the 1950s?
I think I’ll pop some corn and wait for the seriously misguided come and defend this practice.
On American “Reality” shows people act like sluts (can I say that here?) and are glamorized for their behavior.
In China they get put to death.
That’s a tough crowd!
Did you read the whole article? And are you aware of the types of offenses China will use capital punishment for? Here's a small excerpt. Disgusting stuff.
In one scene, a prisoner in his 20s falls to his knees before his parents, who have been allowed to see him. He pleads: Father, I was wrong. Im sorry. Moments later, his parents see him about to be led away to his death. His distraught mother apologises for beating him once as a child and implores her son: Go peacefully. Its following governments orders. Prison officers then push her aside and drag him away.
“Bao Rongting, an openly gay man who was condemned to death for murdering his mother and then violating her dead body.”
“Sum Ting Wong?” Ding Yu
Hey, don't leave us hanging. Tell us what their current philosophy is.
WHat an evil country
Life is meaningless in a communist state. You just exist to serve the system.
Trash TV is Survivor and Celebrity Apprentice.
She told a child killer: Everyone should hate you.
Her interviewees also included a jealous divorcé who stabbed his ex-wife in front of her parents.
I disagree. It is a hit show because the Chinese see this as perverse entertainment which trivializes life. They, and we are already aware that capital punishment exists. What more education is needed?
And anyone who's afraid to see what society does to its criminals, which it does in your name I might note (and everybody else’s name, including mine) then that person is just a coward.
Would you be in favor of bringing back public hangings to the US? I wouldn't. I think that our society has advanced beyond that. As I've already mentioned, everyone is aware of the consequences of capital punishment in the states where it is used. A show like this would not make a difference if a psycho is that hell bent on going out and murdering someone.
The ID Channel just announced a similar program “on death row” which will be airing soon. Bragged about an award winning director. showed a few shots of inmates. sounds very similar to the Chinese one.
A show like this would not make a difference if a psycho is that hell bent on going out and murdering someone.
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