Media's roll in mass shootings

Media's roll in mass shootings

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    Media's roll in mass shootings

    If mentioned to us, most of us would know the names of many of these mass shooters, yet other than Mrs. Giffords I do not know the names of any victims. Where is the medias roll in these shooting, do crazy people crave the type notoriety the 24/7 news cycle can give them?

    Shouldn't we study this, even baseball broadcast cut away when a fan runs onto the field! Do I need to know the name of a nut case that kills people, no! Do I need to see what he looks like no! Does it sell.... I'm saying yes!! Does it cause more shootings, I don't know but I think it should be looked in to!


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    I agree fully as the media is responsible for creating copycat killers.

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    Re: Media's roll in mass shootings

    The word is role...
    But that's insignificant..

    Give us Dirty Laundry.

    We, the people, eat it up, lick the plate, and ask for more...

    And, the crazies say "Izzat all you got? I can top that!
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    It could be worse!
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    It's the old saying. "If it bleeds, it leads". Disgusting, but true.

    If these morons would stop broadcasting the names of these killers, there "may" be fewer copycats.
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    Agreed!

    Be safe!
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    AND for GODS sake, get your finger off the trigger until you are ready to squeeze the trigger!

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    Ya reckon?
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    Absolutely. I think Colion puts it in a good perspective;


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    And then, there is this one:
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    Journalism, and really sports journalism, is one of the least respectable professions in the world. At least dealing drugs takes some guts.

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    Every time he talks I want to chest bump him or something.
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    The media's role is to stir up as much emotion and controversy and to spin it in whatever way their puppetmasters tell them to.


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    "...other than Mrs. Giffords I do not know the names of any victims."

    It's the amnesia effect. It's easier to remember the name of the one shooter than the many names of the victims. You've simply forgotten them.

    And I agree that the names of these nuts should never be broadcast, denying them their moment of glory.
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    The media's role is to make money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Shot View Post
    Journalism, and really sports journalism, is one of the least respectable professions in the world. At least dealing drugs takes some guts.
    Journalism is dead. There are virtually no journalists left today. All we have is a bunch of idiots in front of the cameras spouting the li(e)beral line.
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