Why is the press continually showing pics of the Tuscon shooter smiling?

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    Why is the press continually showing pics of the Tuscon shooter smiling?

    It's so annoying. Alright already, he was grinning. STOP WITH THE PHOTOS.

    Venting over.

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    He looks like Uncle Fester in the photos. Hate it for Uncle Fester.
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    He's enjoying his 15 minutes! It won't be so much fun when it's time to pay for his crimes.
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    It's to show how crazy all us gun nuts are, and why they need to pass new gun laws....Now don't that make you get a stupid grin on your face??
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    I think because he looks insane, and most likely is. JMO
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    It's scary and enticing; this draws in viewers.

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    As much as I hate seeing his face, I find relief in them showing the picture of the criminal rather than them showing pictures of smiling GLOCK 19's with high capacity "clips".
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    Because you won't get mad and stay mad at a picture of "the clean cut all-American boy".
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    Quote Originally Posted by cammo girl View Post
    It's so annoying. Alright already, he was grinning. STOP WITH THE PHOTOS.

    Venting over.

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    Why stop with the photos? His is the face of evil incarnate. Looking at pictures of his ugly mug leaves little doubt about where blame belongs for the heinous act done in Tucson. It'll be a good day when that smirk is permanently erased from his filthy face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammo girl View Post
    It's so annoying. Alright already, he was grinning. STOP WITH THE PHOTOS.

    Venting over.

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    My wife said the exact same thing. Enough is enough. This crap about his lawyer pleading him not guilty to stretch out the trial is also so wrong. There are scores of witnesses to his murderous acts. His death is the only proper recourse for what he has done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpwing View Post
    It's scary and enticing; this draws in viewers.

    "News" is a business, nothing more.
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    Its their way of influencing the audience without actually saying a word. No different than when they show a pit bull they use a picture of the pit snarling instead of licking a child s face. There is nothing impartial about it when they shop for a photo to make a point. Had the news media decided to side with the shooter you can bet they would be showing pictures of him holding a bunny and hand feeding it.

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    Well, he looks so bad in that picture, it does help for the public to image him as the crazy person that he is..
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    I think it is done to build sympathy for this pile of rat feces. The press started by placing the blame on everyone except the actual shooter, and this is just part of the same crap. The criminal, in their minds, is always a victim too. He was poor, his mommy didn't like him, he didn't get along (or even know) his daddy, nobody 'understood' him, he got involved with a bad croud, and of course he was just about to turn his life around. Blah, Blah, blah. How often have we heard this crap?

    He planned it, he did it, he knew it was wrong and knew the consequences. Like a wise man once said: "If you can't do the time, then don't do the crime".
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    Quote Originally Posted by isme View Post
    He looks like Uncle Fester in the photos. Hate it for Uncle Fester.
    +1

    You can see the madness in his eyes...
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