With the recent news coverage about the shootings in Omaha, Nebraska (Link to CNN story), I was thinking about how much time the media dedicates to school shooters, mall shooter, etc etc and how little time they give to the innocent victims of such events. The first big shooting incident I remember is the Columbine school shooting. By the end of the day, I felt like I knew when those boys took a crap, when they got up in the morning, whether or not the tied their shoes in a double knot, etc etc. But I remember very very little about the victims. Soon after, there were even several sites dedicated to praising the "work" of Klebold and Harris. At times like these there is always talk of "copy cat shootings," so my big question is, then why does the media give so much airtime to the shooters? Don't they realize that this is just giving potential copy cats more and more to "identify" with? Why wouldn't they focus on all the people who lost their lives and all the devestation that the shooters cause? With this most recent incident, the suicide note left behind mentioned being famous. Now, of course the more correct term would be infamous, but still, he is somewhat right. Not too many people get that much airtime on the major news networks. And whats more, the people who are in a mental state to want to do a copy-cat shooting don't necessarily make the distinction between famous and infamous. What do you guys think? Does the media give shooters too much attention?