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Published: Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
Mass murder


Blame media for 'celebrity' coverage

And so it has happened again. Some horribly twisted person wanted to end his life but felt the need to get as much attention for it as possible and he knew if he took out children with him, his name would be on the lips of every person on the planet. And now the "blame game" begins... "It was society's fault!" "It was NRA's fault"." "It was the school's fault!" He was a sick, lonely, unsatisfied nobody who wanted to make a name for himself ... and our media hands his dying wish to him on a silver platter. It was the media's fault!
Yep. We can thank our media for this. Turn on the news and all you will hear is the name Adam Lanza; and his neighbors and class mates telling everyone what a "nice kid he was." He is being treated like a freaking celebrity! Do we know the name of a single child victim?
These twisted souls who would otherwise just drive off a cliff or off themselves in their basements see the way the news handles these tragedies and they 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! We do the same thing with serial killers. We all know who Gary Ridgewood, Jeffrey Dahmer and Ted Bundy are ... but do we know the names of those tortured victims? Nope ... most of us don't. Personally, I stopped watching the news after the federal building was blown up in Oklahoma. I was tired of feeling helpless and hopeless to do anything to stop these kinds of monsters.
Hey media people ... keep your equipment ready because someone else will want to top this one ... just you wait and see.
Susan Martin
Everett
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