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    We know have another glorified tragedy complete with dead childrens bodies and grieving siblings sobbing on every network and newspaper.

    Congratulations to the media on all sides.

    You have set up the goals for the next mentally disturbed individual to attempt to beat.

    Way to go.
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    Ratings are everything...damn the feelings of the victim's families...and the rest of us for that matter!
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    I think the media is 50% responsible for this kind of nonsense. Take a nutjob and show him how to make a name for himself then sit back and rake in the ratings acting like they have no idea how they would even think of doing something like this.
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    @methinks

    VERY good point. I bet the stations with the most, and most sensationalized, coverage had the highest ratings....
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    The press coverage of this tragedy has been atrocious, complete with the leftist media harassing traumatized little 6- and 7-year-old children for interviews. The left completely wet themselves in euphoria over this news. Guess what, it won't end in gun control. It wasn't a lack of gun control that caused this tragedy, and banning guns won't prevent it. The media simply must step up and stop lowering itself to the level of ambulance chasers.
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    The problem with your post is that the left doesn't deal in reality and facts. They deal in emotion and staged outrage. No doubt anyone should be outraged but the left looses all sight of logic. Forget the number of people saved by firearms.
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    the problem is your blaming the left for what is clearly greed. The leftist media isn't suposed to be greedy making money on the backs of children "WRONG AGAIN!"
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    @HPthinker yeah that works just swell if you forget that CNN and MSNBC are the mainstream leftist media. MSNBC more so than cnn
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    Isn't there a code of ethics for news reporters? Maybe it needs some teeth. By definition a professional organization is supposed to self-regulate, I don't see this happening. The NFL fines players and teams, why not news organizations?
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    They could start by not interviewing children who are lucky to be alive, and adults who are obviously under severe emotional duress. I argued with someone on here the other night that was adamantly blaming the parents for allowing the media (CNN and MSNBC) to interview the children. The parents had to have been under as much if not more stress than the children. They never should have been approached to begin with under the circumstances.
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    @FFX_VA

    it is the viewers that drive the content. Don't watch the hyped, sensationalized coverage and it will go away.
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    Dear Politix, It's your job to exploit controversy to engender discussion so before you going throwing stones at the news outlets, you should bear that in mind. You, too, are trying to become a media success by keeping this story right in front of people for as long as the drama and sorrow can be made to last.
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    Agreed, I received an Email from politix Saturday encouraging me to join in on a debate about the shooting.
    This is the first and only email that I have received ever encouraging me to partake in any subject.
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    I'm not going to politicize this. The media, all inclusive, is in your face with this 24/7. Even the local news is in on it with "local connections" to the victims.

    I stopped watching the news this weekend. Every news program from the networks is all over this like stink on shit and it stinks to high heaven.

    It's just sickening.
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    Actually, I was watching the Christmas specials on ABC Family and AMC. Tonight is the second night of AMC's 3 day broadcast of the 1984 George C Scott version of A Christmas Carol, which has become my favorite. It's great with Edward Woodward (The Equalizer) as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Susannah York (Lara from Superman I and II) as Mrs. Cratchit, David Warner as Bob Cratchit, and even Michael Gough (Alfred from the Batman movies) as Mr. Poole. I'm going to watch it again tonight instead of the nightly opinion shows, which will still be focused on this mess in CT.

    Merry Christmas everyone.
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    Since one has to actively turn on 'the media' , it would be hard to say they are 'in your face'. it would be more accurate to say you stuck your face into it.
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    @woodtick57 No! I like to watch the news to see what's going on locally and nationally, but every newscast on every network is covering this ad nauseam. This "event" has happened, and unlike a large natural disaster where you need the news to find out pertinent information, we don't need hour upon hour coverage of all the back stories and personal stories of the families, responders, people living down the street etc.

    Again, it's just too much, so I shut it off.
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    @methinks See? You do have control over it. I keep current with my local and national news using sources that did not force me to listen to coverage of the shooting tragedy. try online sources where you can pick and choose which stories you read...
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    @woodtick57 But the whole point of this conversation is that the media is overdoing it to the point of insanity. Wouldn't you agree?
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    Vulture-tweeting ABC producer disappears from social media after Conn. massacre
    http://dailycaller.com/2012/12/17/vulture-twe...

    MSNBC GUEST SAYS WE SHOULD PROFILE ‘WHITE MEN’ AS SCHOOL SHOOTERS
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/msnbc-guest-s...

    Twitter, Facebook and Ryan Lanza: how tragedy turns social media users into crazed amateur detectives
    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/technology/micwr...

    But stuff like that isn't unheard of...

    Why did New York Times call George Zimmerman ‘white Hispanic’?
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemp...

    Aurora Shooting: ABC's Brian Ross Incorrectly Suggests Tea Party Link (VIDEO)
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/20/bria...
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    It's possible to date the beginng of the end of professional broadcast journalism - 1977. That's the year ABC moved sports division boss Roone Arledge from sports to the top job at ABC News. Restructuring in all networks that demanded news produce a profit took place in the years following.

    The king of crass media, of course, is Rupert Murdoch. The ongoing criminal investigations and convictions in England are evidence enough of that.
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    And yet here you are with a comment that pimps the pro-gun agenda. I guess the bodies are probably cold now, though. Does that really make a difference?
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    @Zazziness You are so typical - if I'm not for one then I must be for the other, right? If it's not in someone's comment then you will just go ahead and add it? I said nothing about pro-gun, did I? I don't even own a gun. You must have voted for Obama because you're not making any sense and everyone who voted for him doesn't make sense. Got it now?
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    the media and the government loves this kind of stuff,they can hold focus the public's attention on this for weeks and work out their schemes against America without scrutiny
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    In the rush to get out information, any information, the broadcast outlets seized on any and all rumors and put them on air. The mom was an elementary teacher at the school. She was shot in the school. He shot his brother in Hoboken. And when they ran out of rumors they put little children in front of cameras and asked them leading questions such as "We're you frightened? Do you think you'll have bad dreams over this? Did you actually see your friends get shot? Did you look at the gunman? Did you think you were going to die?" And before the predictable few blame only CNN and MSNBC, they ALL were guilty, even your beloved Fox.
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    Maybe the problem is the media-hungry viewers who like to gorge themselves on violence and other people's pain and misery.

    I watched the president's speech last night and read news articles on the internet. Other than that, I avoided televised coverage. Stop watching the damn news 24/7. The negativity of that and political pundits is ruining this country.
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    Yes they should be ashamed. Now because of their bullshit. They convinced the sheep of Americans that people with Autism and Aspergers are potentially crazed killers just because Adam was rumored to be autistic. It pisses me off that the media runs off to give people a reason to fear the disabled who've been through enough bullshit from society as it is. It makes me wanna pull a Lanza on fox news. It's not the autistic person's fault that the killer's mom was a fucking idiot to give an assault weapon to a child she knew was unstable.
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    Now the media will turn the discussion to gun control. Never addressing their role in creating copycat after copycat by creating instant celebrities out of unknown losers. We don't need more gun laws, what we need is tougher media laws. No more names and pics of shooter and keep it local, no more national exposure would be a good start.
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    folks it doesnt matter anymore we r finished as a country n i hate to say this but its true look around you!!we have half of the country so dillutional that they voted obama back in after watchin him bring divisivness n misery to there life all because they think he looks cool .if u need any proof that half the folks in this country have lost a grip on reality look no further than nancy pelosi being voted back in after she flat out told them they wont kno whats in the new health care bill untill after they voted for it!! i promise u the liberals in the media and washington cannot beleive how easy it is to lead so many dumb sheeple .can u imagin what hitler could have acomplished if he had so many mind numbed robots? we would all be speeking german rite now. god help us!!
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    I meant to hit awful. The media sucks. The companies who own them suck so hat do you expect? The media needs laws enacted against them, that was evident with this 24hr nonsense. This pattern of tragedy reporting is getting tired... Back to the drawing room monkeys...infotain us.
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    It is beyond revolting. The 24/7 news cycle has them scrambling to show grief, sadness, etc.. at every opportunity with the talking heads feigning sympathy. I have not been watching the news. But when I have been cruising through in the morning I will catch a glimpse of someone with a microphone and a booth or whatever and lights and camera giving up to the minute blah blah blah and then I think, THATS TIMES 20 MAN!!! Those people cannot even grieve in peace. They are vampires.
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