when or if will the media every take some resposibility for death?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by steve knight, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. steve knight Suspended

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    All of these guys that go out and kill as many as they can in schools or a dance class. then killing themselves. the news makes so big of a deal out of it that it is becoming the in way to kill yourself. take a bunch of others with you. lets go out on tv.
     
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    I mean, the media is not to blame for this. If someone is going to do something that radical there are clearly other larger root problems.
     
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    And yet it if it didn't get reported, people would be screaming "cover up"

    It is a Catch-22 situation

    However, I agree, the extent of the coverage and the sensationalization of it does romanticize it for sick individuals.

    News isn't about reporting, it is about revenue
    It is a business

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  4. Surely Guest

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    Your thread title makes my brain hurt.

    Mass killings plus suicides have been going on forever. You can't blame the media for everything,
     
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    but now it is getting common because it is so noteworthy. as the other fellow said it is not for the news but for the review.
     
  6. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Are we talking about the guy in PA that was depressed and angry because he couldn't get laid?

    I'm just spitballing here, but it seems as though the media has a habit of finding a hot story that gets a lot of attention, then finding similar stories and pushing them. Cases in point - school shootings a few years back, female teacher-male student sex scandals, now guys that feel disenfranchised because they can't get any that go bat***** and start killing (VA Tech, that guy in Canada, now the guy in PA).
     
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    you're just hearing about it more
     
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    I don't think these types of murder-suicides are any more common now than they have ever been (unfortunately). I think that the info is just more readily available. Maybe 50 years ago it would have been a more local or regional story. Now with so many 24 hour national news stations, we get more than we ever have before.

    But I do agree with MacDawg when he said that "News isn't about reporting, it is about revenue. It is a business."

    I don't think that the coverage of the LA Fitness shooting has been supersaturating or over-the-top.

    The Michael Jackson coverage, however, was way overdone. I haven't seen any stats that show that it caused an increase in celebrity deaths though.... ;)
     
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    The more the community is aware the better. This is one reason I am pro-concealed carry. The police simply don't have the response time to deal with these situations, I don't want to stand by while innocent people are slaughtered.
     

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