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    Re: Should the media sensationalize (glorify?) mass shooters?

    stopping the media barrage is simply virtually impossible. Because 1 network can be the "decent" one but then the viewers and the advertisers will move to a network that does show this bilge because that is what people want to see and watch and ogle at. They want the drama, the mourners, the tears, the anger, the accusations and the gossip. That is what people do and it can only be stopped if everybody started to live by that code of conduct but I doubt hell will freeze over sooner than that happening.
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    Re: Should the media sensationalize (glorify?) mass shooters?

    I think it's very difficult to determine what the moral position is for the media to take in this situation. You are correct that the focus on mass shootings does seem to glorify perpetrators of these tragedies, and if someone wants to spread a message, they could grab the attention of the nation by going on a shooting spree. On the other hand, if the media were to focus less on the occurrence of mass shootings, it would make many people forget that the problem exists, when it is a serious problem that our society needs to address, not try to forget about. Regardless, the media won't be factoring journalistic integrity into whatever decisions they make regarding this issue.
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    Re: Should the media sensationalize (glorify?) mass shooters?

    Try to imagine a mass shooting where none of the networks would tell you who did it. Would that be acceptable to you?
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    Re: Should the media sensationalize (glorify?) mass shooters?

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    Try to imagine a mass shooting where none of the networks would tell you who did it. Would that be acceptable to you?
    Yes it would be acceptable.They can bring attention to the tragedy without giving the suicidal pathetic social outcast loser who shot these people his 15 minutes of fame.
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    Re: Should the media sensationalize (glorify?) mass shooters?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Yes it would be acceptable.They can bring attention to the tragedy without giving the suicidal pathetic social outcast loser who shot these people his 15 minutes of fame.
    I agree! They could just say, some punk and that would be a-ok.

    Other enquiring minds would start asking question, starting rumors, getting all worked up into a petulant frenzy.
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    Re: Should the media sensationalize (glorify?) mass shooters?

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    I agree! They could just say, some punk and that would be a-ok.
    No it would not be just okay, It would be great if they did not give the scumbag his 15 minutes of fame.They can blur his image, not mention his name,tell us his hobbies or interests or speculate why he did it.
    Other enquiring minds would start asking question, starting rumors, getting all worked up into a petulant frenzy.
    Conspiracy loons do that anyways despite what they are shown. Not airing the dirtbag's name, face, interests or hobbies, or anything else will change that conspiracy loons do.
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    Re: Should the media sensationalize (glorify?) mass shooters?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    No it would not be just okay, It would be great if they did not give the scumbag his 15 minutes of fame.They can blur his image, not mention his name,tell us his hobbies or interests or speculate why he did it.

    Conspiracy loons do that anyways despite what they are shown. Not airing the dirtbag's name, face, interests or hobbies, or anything else will change that conspiracy loons do.
    I'm 100% with you on this jamesrage. I believe that mass murders would be on a serious decline if lunatics knew that they would receive no attention at all.
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    Re: Should the media sensationalize (glorify?) mass shooters?

    I think many of these madmen commit these insane acts for publicity and the news media giving them what they want encourages them. We make folk heroes out of mass murderers and that is criminal.

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