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News Media’s Performance
on Newtown Murders
Has Been Dismal

Power Line, by John Hinderaker

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/16/2012 10:54:40 PM

It is remarkable how self-righteous America’s reporters and editors tend to be, when their own performance is so often dismal and their own motivations so frequently base. The Newtown massacre is the latest of many stories that illustrate the point. Desperate to profit by satisfying the public’s thirst for information about the Sandy Hook murders, news outlets–just about all of them, as far as I can tell–rushed to publicize “facts” that turned out to be largely wrong. They reported that Ryan Lanza was a mass murderer, when in fact he is a respectable accountant who learned of the murders–and

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/16/2012 11:07:18 PM     (No. 9069997)

We could impose a tax on Hollywood–so many million dollars for every movie in which more than one person dies violently. Same for video games. And we could tax media outlets: any media outlet that has publicized mass shootings in the past pays one percent of its gross revenue to contribute to the cost of armed guards at schools.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ccyr, 12/16/2012 11:14:11 PM     (No. 9070004)

I´m sorry but you can´t legislate evil out of existence. If you really want to know how to prevent school shootings, go to your local Hebrew Academy and see what it means to take school security seriously. Protection, not legislation, should be the focus because the lawless don´t follow the law. Legislation in this regard is just "feel good" nonsense.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/16/2012 11:16:52 PM     (No. 9070009)

Well, I can understand the media´s performance. After all, there´s an agenda to push, so anything goes.
"Forward".
/disgust off/

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Nimby, 12/16/2012 11:21:26 PM     (No. 9070018)

Why is anyone surprised ? They are all bunch of political hacks

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mercedesops, 12/17/2012 12:25:22 AM     (No. 9070080)

Fox was just as bad as the rest. They played along with Obama´s headline grabbing.Bill Hammer was just unbearable--not facts just emotion and empty air time while waiting for Obama to appear.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Kurto, 12/17/2012 2:42:20 AM     (No. 9070142)

They only know how to suck up to 0-hole. They cannot get the facts or the story right any more. Plus they only want to advance the liberal agenda, so they don´t deed the facts for that.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: SpencersMom, 12/17/2012 4:31:12 AM     (No. 9070184)

The media disgust me when these horrific things happen. It´s like they are vultures in a feeding frenzy. They obviously love it and wallow gleefully in all the gorey details and they can´t be bothered to check out the accuracy of what they report in their rush to get anything and everything on the air. I refuse to watch it. The worst is when they interview the family members who are willing to talk to these repulsive people. I feel like we´re voyeurs on their families´ grief and it makes me very uncomfortable. And of course right on cue the dems pull out their gun control rhetoric.
If the school had had a security system an alarm would have gone off when Adam broke the window and all this carnage wouldn´t have happened.

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