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Old 12-16-2012, 12:54 AM
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Default Re: Another Mass Shooting

It's not just Morgan Freeman. Criminal profilers have said this forever. They've said that the only thing the media accomplishes by plastering the news with 24 hour coverage of speculation and public discussion of mass killers is to encourage copycats. They make them into some sort of folk heroes for other whiny disaffected kids.

I don't entirely blame people for being transfixed by events like that and wanting to learn more about it for whatever reason, but I do 100% blame the media for continuing to cover these stories the way they do after having been told flat out that they're causing more killings.

So at least in part, the media is to blame. If the media didn't make mass murderers into celebrities, most of them probably wouldn't bother.
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