Can’t we stop? It’s ludicrous!
In his book Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent 1934–1941 the radio broadcaster and journalist William Shirer wrote:
At the six p.m. press conference we were given another dose of the weekly German news-reel. Again the ruined towns, the dead humans, the putrefying horses’ carcasses. One shot showed the charred remains of a British pilot amid the wreckage of his burnt plane. Most Germans there seemed to get a sadistic pleasure from these pictures of death and destruction. A few I know, however, didn’t. A few react still like human beings.