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Old 12-16-2012, 02:45 PM   #281
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Hey folks, let's think about how the media responds to these kinds of tragedies....

Having been an avid news hound for decades, and a minor journalist myself, my questions are: what if these victims had died in a bus accident? Instead of all being blown away by multiple shots from a Bushmaster .223 at the hands of a deranged lunatic, what if their bus had slammed into a freeway abutment?

Would the news anchors from multiple major networks have gone on-scene to file their reports? Would the story dominate headlines for days? Would we be getting detailed profiles of the victims and their families for days?

NO! At least not nearly to the extent that we see it now. And ALWAYS after a mass shooting.

The question isn't so much about gun rights and gun control as media spin, and exposure, and how we as a society perceive these killings. THEY BECOME MUCH MORE SENSATIONAL BECAUSE THE MAJOR NEWS NETWORKS MAKE THEM THAT WAY!

Klebold and Harris reveled in the idea of becoming famous once they consummated their attack at Columbine, and Sung Hui-Cho managed to get his ravings and rants published in major newspapers after his attack at Virginia Tech.

The fact is, the media has created a cult of notorious infamy for any prospective psycho who decides to vent his rage and self-loathing on innocent victims with a high-powered weapon.

My advice is simple: STOP GIVING NAMES AND INFO ABOUT THE SHOOTERS. MAKE THEM ANONYMOUS. MAKE THEM DEAD TO US.

And don't sensationalize these events any longer. Treat them like a bus crash. Because as long as the United States remains the most heavily armed society in the world (with the exception of Yemen), this WILL happen again. And again. And again....
Let nature run its course, When someone comes in an alters that course then I have a problem........So I guess you'll say nature ran its course, that being human nature.........
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:49 PM   #282
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We need to stop posting pics of this guy, go back and edit your post and delete the photo in the quote.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:52 PM   #283
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pic, I can't edit someone elses' post...
Yeah you can, just klick on the edit button for your post and the quote you picked comes up. Edit that . I just just edited yours-
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Yeah you can, just klick on the edit button for your post and the quote you picked comes up. Edit that . I just just edited yours-
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Yeah you can, just klick on the edit button for your post and the quote you picked comes up. Edit that . I just just edited yours-
Gotcha...good call, it works...I sure as Hell don't want to see that pic...

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Apparently you can like FT suggested, but only if it's in a post you quoted...
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Apparently you can like FT suggested, but only if it's in a post you quoted...
Ah, I see. But you can't edit someone else's original post, right?
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Ah, I see someone else's original post,
only when you quote someone, like I just did to you.
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No member here can edit another member's post.Flat Tire is fat and wears funny looking hats.
I never tried to add words......till now... and it works. I can't believe you said that about me . LOL
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I never tried to add words......till now... and it works. I can't believe you said that about me . LOL
Well, I wouldn't have said it if it weren't true.
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No, I can't but you can!
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