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#1 Was it here or elsewhere that I read Roger Ebert's view the other day, about the media ballyhooing murderers like the Columbine Killers; sending the message that if you do something horrible, you will be guaranteed page one coverage for days. Of course, the reporter interviewing him had a meme about violent movies, and Ebert wasn't responding the way she wanted, so the interview never aired.
What if the news media refused to print details about murderers beyond "This person is in custody", and refused to give Westboro the press it craves?
Posted by mom 2012-07-23 10:34||
#2 Why mom, that would require that folks in the media business behave in a responsible manner. You know that can't happen. That's why I don't watch the so called news on TV anymore. In fact there is very little on TV these days that I can watch. But I'm afraid there are way too many couch potatoes out there who will watch anything because sitting passively on their butts is easier than doing something active or thinking for themselves.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-07-23 11:30||
#3 Run over them.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-07-23 12:37||
#4 What did cars ever do to deserve that?
Posted by Rob Crawford 2012-07-23 13:18||
#5 Westboro will finally get into the national news if they protest this one. I would not be surprised to find them audited and one or more disbarred by next july.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-07-23 14:34||
#6 And I expect them to be catagorized as right wing and conservative in nearly every media story.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-07-23 14:35||
#7 Brian Ross, investigative reporter (cough, cough, cough) was on the George Stephanopoulos faux news and reported the shooter to be linked to the Tea Party. It never goes the other way. I would fall over stricken if I ever heard one of these clowns say "The shooter or the bomber or the killer was a left-wing extremist or Muslim." No, the first thing out of their pie-hole is Tea Party or right wing extremist.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-07-23 15:06||
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-07-23 17:31||
#9 With the dead not yet burried and several dozen still attempting to recover from wounds, and Ms. Holmes is concerned about being .....mischaracterized? I believe we may have just gained a glimpse of the type of self absorbed people we are dealing with.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-23 19:58||
#10 There's a hellva lot of open exposed country road and interstate on the ride between Kansas the the Rocky Mountains in CO. Just saying.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-07-23 20:40||
#11 "shit happens"
Posted by Frank G 2012-07-23 20:59||