POV: Morgan Freeman on Connecticut Shooting

Even though I slightly disagree with him, he says a lot of sense in this comment.
I do believe that stricter gun control should be PART OF the solution. Not the only one BUT A HUGE PART OF IT...so on that note, I disagree with him but on everything else, I AGREE
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"You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here's why.


It's because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the

 Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. 



Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name

 of a single victim of Columbine?

Disturbed people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news 

and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. 

Why a grade school? Why children? Because he'll be remembered as a horrible monster,

 instead of a sad nobody.



CNN's article says that if the body count "holds up", this will rank as the second

 deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one

 shooting worse than another



Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and

 heard while the shootings were happening.

 Fox News has plastered the killer's face on all their reports for hours.

Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer's

 identity? None that I've seen yet. 

Because they don't sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you've just lit

 the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity

 ward next.


You can help by forgetting you ever read this man's name, and remembering 

the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health

 research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem."

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I also found it interesting because the reality is, the media

 feeds off what people want. If people = buyers = 

consumers do not Support these products/programs they will 

be cancelled. 

There's a reason  why trashy reality shows are now 

successful. 

Same reason why Jerry Springer has been on air for so long. 

Shows with low rating get cancelled.


Same with celebrities.


If people don't buy or support their craft, they loose 

business. So we may in a sense try to put the blame on the

 media but at the end of the day, consumers dictate

 the market.

That's why sometimes boycotts WORK and companies pay 

millions in PR marketing to please the consumer.


Hmmmmmm what does THAT say about the American 

Consumer Society?


Either way, I will be praying for everyone affected by this 

tragedy.  


May God help you all through this difficult time.