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Thread: Should The Media Stop Reporting Teenage Shootings?

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    Re: Should The Media Stop Reporting Teenage Shootings?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    In other words, you don't believe in Freedom of the Press, and you would like the Fairness Doctrine reinstated. You want the government to tell the press how to do their jobs.

    Mighty "conservative" of you.

    In what way are mass shooters "glorified"?
    Do you think the mass media portrays spree shooters in a positive light?



    If any mass shooter was ever 'glorified' I missed that incident.
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    Re: Should The Media Stop Reporting Teenage Shootings?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    The conservative mantra (and, often, the liberal one) is when you don't like the facts that are being reported, blame the media. It's a tale as old as time.

    FUN FACT: The "media" was several times accused of UNDER-REPORTING Columbine. People wanted to know every lurid detail, and finally less scrupulous outlets caved in. That's how Marilyn Manson got dragged into it.

    The media gives the American people what they demand. And the vast majority of them want sensationalism.
    Much like government, the people get the media they deserve.



    The media doesn't make the men bite the dogs, it just reports on it.

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    Re: Should The Media Stop Reporting Teenage Shootings?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    No degree of sensationalism?

    There's no outward interest in selling the news with sensationalism?

    The "news" isn't marketed these days?



    Did you ever take a look at Yahoo News?

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    Re: Should The Media Stop Reporting Teenage Shootings?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    In other words, you don't believe in Freedom of the Press, and you would like the Fairness Doctrine reinstated. You want the government to tell the press how to do their jobs.

    Mighty "conservative" of you.

    In what way are mass shooters "glorified"? Do you think the mass media portrays spree shooters in a positive light?
    Yes. They are often portrayed as insane, in need of mental health help, products of their environment, bullied, loners or suffering from other forces beyond their control. They are rarely, if ever, portrayed as evil, scummy, barely human, monsters that prey upon the weakest showing their inability to even pick, let alone win, a fair fight.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Should The Media Stop Reporting Teenage Shootings?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I'd decline the position of dictator.

    If you want to know my opinions of a free press, check out any of about 300 quotes from Thomas Jefferson. I agree with him 100% on it.



    If you want to have a free country you have to have a free press.




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    Re: Should The Media Stop Reporting Teenage Shootings?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    If you want to have a free country you have to have a free press.




    "The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen."
    ~ Tommy Smothers
    You damn right. Tommy was a big proponent of that. He even said that he'd rather have press without government than government without press.

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    Re: Should The Media Stop Reporting Teenage Shootings?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The VPC is a anti-gun group of course they are going to say that.
    But they used Federal Bureau of Investigation Data to compile their report. You don't trust the FBI?
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    Re: Should The Media Stop Reporting Teenage Shootings?

    I was gonna vote the snow option - but I don't mind snow.

    I voted No. That they would do it anyway.

    However, now that I think about it, they use media to promote gun control and put pressure on politicians to support gun control legislation, which disarms good people, thus making it easier for people like that. And harder for people to defend from that.

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    Re: Should The Media Stop Reporting Teenage Shootings?

    I think the media does play its part and also influences the next shooter to immediately think of what took place at the last shooting. How the Cops respond, people, the whole bit. If the school had safeguards. Did they search or are there metal detectors like they have in some Chicago schools. I think all this gives the next one up a generalized road map.....and that's not even with what they have thought up in their own head.

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    Re: Should The Media Stop Reporting Teenage Shootings?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Would you make a decree that any and all shootings committed by teenagers, no matter how small or large, no matter the death toll, become banished from all media outside of the immediate area it happens and completely banished from all media 24 hours after incident?
    Nope. I much prefer an unregulated press.

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