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Obscurity: No Crueler Punishment!

brady_allen Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 6:51 PM
Good point about blame the gun and some other psychopath becomes emboldened by lack of responsibility. The media sure got quiet about the Arizona shooter once they found out he not only wasn't conservative but was a product of an Obama charter school with an Ayers curriculum.

I feel awful about what happened in Colorado, but can we stop the hugging and the teddy bears? Just as society can become inured to violence, it can also become inured to sentiment. There is nothing so hackneyed in the world of photojournalism as pictures of the hugging and the shrines with candles and teddy bears after a tragedy, with a piano softly trilling in the background.

This accomplishes nothing. If you want to do something, please write a check to a good charity, a family financially harmed by the shooting, or send flowers to a specific person.

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