Morgan Freeman blames media for mass shooting

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    MORGAN FREEMAN ON THE SHOOTINGS YESTERDAY:

    "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."

    Surprising message from Morgan Freeman. He blames the media for CT shooting. | Peace . Gold . Liberty
     
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    I blame Liberalism...

    The media is of course part of Libearlism!
     
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    Morgan Freeman is correct.
     
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    I agree with Morgan.

    It is a matter of cultural rot.
     
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    Cynical???? hell ya! relevant?? most likely.

    At the least,its not some predictable cry for more gun laws,laws that plainly have failed at intention,but rather looking at it out side of the usual finite box of gun control.
     
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    I blame Morgan Freeman and his violent movies he got rich off..

    wonder how he would like that one
     
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    When I was a youth counselor we were always taught to look where the problem wasn't.
     
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    Liberalism is a mental disorder. It's fucking sick.
     
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    That gets people all twisted up.
     
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    I see his point. "News" outlets love to report the body count in any shooting, accident or other disaster and they do it like they're reporting the scores on ESPN.

    "Two more bodies have been found that brings the total dead to 19. So it's Shooter 19, Victims 0. Now back to you in the studio".
     

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