Manipulating peoples heads? The thing is, you don't really need to try too hard to make people appear more evil, when you're recounting how they systematically drugged, tortured and then gang-raped school-girls, do you?
With or without music, they're unlikely to be getting confused with the chuckle brothers, are they?
I agree entirely. It didn't change my sentiments to the story one bit. The problem is that it's a deliberately subtle way of infuencing viewers feelings towards a story subconciously. It's probably barely even audiable through normal TV speakers, I only noticed it then turned up the base on my amp to be sure i wasnt imagining it.
What if the BBC started playing the same tones under any story related to cuts to the licence fee.
Or Fox news played it whenever the Levison enquiry was mentioned?
Emotive descriptive words become OK in news years ago.
This I've less of a problem, most reporters stick just the right side of acceptable by quoting other people e.g "the judge described them as sick" rather than giving their own oppinions.
It's the entirely subjective manipulation of peoples subconcious that irritated me.