Roger Ebert on Newtown
He's usually too liberal for me, but this is well said.
The Newtown killings - Roger Ebert's Journal
"Events like this," I said, "if they are influenced by anything, are influenced by news programs like your own. When an unbalanced kid walks into a school and starts shooting, it becomes a major media event. Cable news drops ordinary programming and goes around the clock with it."
I usually don't pay much attention to Ebert, but that was well said! If the media would not keep focusing on these nut cases and giving them all the publicity and airtime we wouldn't have nearly as many "copy cat" idiots! Locally, a couple of kids got busted for posting threats the day after Connecticut! Not that they really intended to do anything--they just thought of it as a "joke", and it got them the "attention" they wanted. If the media focused on the people who were killed/injured and the families impacted, and ignored the idiot who did it other than a minimal report of the facts, there would be less people trying to grab headlines and become infamous!:frown: Just my .02.
One thing I can (only now) say for Roger Ebert. His intellect clearly outweighs his liberalism! :image035: