After watching the video below, do yourself a musical favor, look up “Dirty Laundry” by Don Henley. Despite what Colion Noir and Dana Loesch have pointed out, media has always loved tragedy. Still, calling out their blood-lust is appropriate when media insists the NRA is to blame for every mass shooting. Despite having nothing to do with any mass shooting.
Let’s roll tape:
He’s not wrong. Mainstream media gives these shooters exactly what they want: attention. Validation. Heck, I was a little hesitant to post Noir’s video. For it too highlighted the shooters’ faces. But I figured Noir’s video was used to illustrate the point he was making. And, as the adage goes, no use crying over spilled milk (this website has also used the shooter’s image).
Post-shooting, we usually hear how the shooters were awkward loners. All angry and desperate for attention. Mommy didn’t love them enough, or daddy didn’t love them at all. After a shooter carries out his massacre, media comes along to bestow upon him that which he’s always craved: acknowledgment, relevance, and sometimes immortality.
If media really wanted these shootings to stop, shouldn’t they heed Noir’s advice (and he’s not the first to call it out), and stop giving shooters attention? In fact, shouldn’t we all (this website included) stop using any mass shooter’s face and name in news reports?
Something to ponder.
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