"He who is a legend in his own time is ruled by that legend."
- Victor Hugo
No news channel or website would stay in business if they highlighted the good things in society all the time. But fortunately for us, the good things are the norm, and the bad things are the weird and ugly exceptions.
In 16th century Europe or China, someone getting decapitated wouldn't be so uncommon. Then again, they didn't have the gun problems that we do, so it's not really a fair comparison....