Somewhere out there, there is another person who’s life is crap, who feels powerless, who is watching this, and entering his own murder-suicide fantasy. The media, who are only happy to portray a man with a gun as a force that strikes fear into the hearts of mere mortals, by parading the victims before the camera to talk about how scared they were, by prattling on about the power of the weapon he used, and by repeating the killer’s name far and wide to the point it becomes a household name.
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If you’re looking for a finger to point, point it at the news media. They’re the people who empower the Va Tech shooters, they’re the people who provide incessant coverage after the fact.
And because I don’t want the finger of hypocrisy waved in my face, I’m done talking about this. Unless the Brady Campaign or other anti-gun groups start shouting lies based on this case, you won’t hear another word from me about it. I’m sick of the media blasting us with constant coverage about every dirt bag that decides to kill other humans as an attempt to validate his own pathetic existence.