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    A Canadian news network refuses to broadcast a mass shooter's name

    Basically pathetic loser commits mass murder, the media turns that pathetic loser into a celebrity and other losers follow suit. I agree with that media outlet for refusing to air or give details about that mass murderer.


    A Canadian news network refuses to broadcast a mass shooter's name | Public Radio International

    On June 4, a gunman in Moncton, New Brunswick, killed three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and injured two others. Police launched a massive manhunt, eventually capturing their suspect. But after the shooting, the Canadian news outlet Sun News made a decision that might seem surprising. They chose not to broadcast details about the Moncton shooter not his name, not his photo, no personal details.


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    There is research from a variety of fields on how media coverage can potentially lead to an increase in violent acts. A study of mass murders in Australia, New Zealand and Britain concluded that shootings happen in clusters, not as individual instances. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has published guidelines on how the media should report on suicides. And sociologist Zeynep Tufekci wrote in The Atlantic that the "tornado of media coverage" may be creating a "vicious cycle of copycat effects similar to those found in teen and other suicides."
    Many shooters seem to have a common interest in previous deadly gun attacks. The Sandy Hook shooter had a reported fascination with mass murders, particularly the Columbine school shooting. The two Columbine shooters said they wanted a movie to be made about them one day. And the Santa Barbara shooter posted numerous videos on YouTube, giving his violent and misogynistic missives the potential for a worldwide audience.
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    Re: A Canadian news network refuses to broadcast a mass shooter's name

    ^^ This is a phenomenal idea. These people are suicidal and their final wish is to finally be remembered and noticed by the people who have ignored them all their life. THAT is why they (most) do these types of mass shootings.

    We have to rob these people of their moment of fame; we need to stop glorifying shooters in the media and making them popular.
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    Re: A Canadian news network refuses to broadcast a mass shooter's name

    We need to train them to complete the suicide before the mass murder.

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    Re: A Canadian news network refuses to broadcast a mass shooter's name

    I think what that news paper did was commendable.

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    Re: A Canadian news network refuses to broadcast a mass shooter's name

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    ^^ This is a phenomenal idea. These people are suicidal and their final wish is to finally be remembered and noticed by the people who have ignored them all their life. THAT is why they (most) do these types of mass shootings.

    We have to rob these people of their moment of fame; we need to stop glorifying shooters in the media and making them popular.
    Unfortunately the media is trying to push agenda.When have you ever seen the media give the same attentions to someone who saved some people with a gun? Probably never.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

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    Re: A Canadian news network refuses to broadcast a mass shooter's name

    And when asked why they don't show some restraint, most news organization will either say, "If we don't somebody else will.", or "It's our 1st Amendment right."

    Both of which are true. Neither of which really answers the question.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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