Who Condemns Mass Murder, & Who Benefits from It? Yeup,,, It is Mainstream Media

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No Notoriety Don't Glorify Killers
No Notoriety Don't Glorify Killers

U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- These places sound too familiar; Columbine, Aurora, Sandy Hook, Orlando, Las Vegas, Parkland, Santa Fe.  Each place saw a particular kind of murder.

These were mass murders, and the bitter fruit born from our age of celebrity. Kids..and some adults.. murdered to become famous.

Our mass media filled the air with the murderer’s face and the murderer’s name. That media coverage lasted for days. Unfortunately, that sensationalized coverage does more than making money for the networks. The media exposure rewards the murderer with fame. That fame sows the seeds of the next mass murder. Together, the murderers and the news media are a match made in hell, and their union is killing our kids.

Some of us responsible journalists want to stop it before it happens again.

The best time to stop a mass murder is before the attacker enters a church or a school. As bold as that sounds, we've done it many times. We learned that lesson with celebrity suicides where young men and women would kill themselves for the notoriety they received after their death. We put media guidelines in place to stop it, or at least greatly reduce celebrity suicide. We learned not to give suicides the wave of publicity that caused a cluster of copycat deaths.

We almost learned the lesson to deny suicides the notoriety they crave..unless they kill some of their classmates before they kill themselves.

We get the mass murders we pay for.  Today, each mass murder is followed by a billion dollar advertising campaign that grows the next narcissistic murderer. Fortunately, the media guidelines to stop celebrity violence are already in place. The guidelines are so simple that even a hurried editor can understand them.

“Refrain from the gratuitous or repetitious portrayal 
of mass murderers’ names and images.”

Who condemns this cycle of senseless violence fueled by media publicity? Media watchdog organizations are advocating for reform. Also, organizations representing doctors, lawyers, law enforcement, criminologists, behavioral scientists, religious leaders, and some foreign news agencies have signed on. That is certainly a good start, but it is only a start. We know for a fact that mass murderers study their predecessors and intend to gain fame by surpassing the death toll of prior killers. The Sandy Hook killer made spreadsheets of prior massacres that investigators said would have qualified as a Master’s Degree paper. Murderers are learning as they go, and we have to learn faster than they do.

Our major news networks have not signed up to the new media guidelines. Companies like ABC, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, CBS, and CNN have not signed on to any of the efforts to stop celebrity violence. That seems unbelievable given the concerned faces these network reporters wore while they talked about the murderer day after day. Don’t they want to save even one life? Maybe they just want to sell advertising with “if it bleeds, it leads”.

Media Speculates After School Murders

Groups who advocate for armed defense have for years endorsed media guidelines asking for restraint after a mass murder. Those groups include the National Rifle Association, the Second Amendment Foundation, and Gun Owners of America. The organizations who train first responders in our schools and churches, including FASTER Ohio and FASTER Colorado, supported these media guidelines to help control celebrity violence.

I searched the list of supporters and I noticed that several organizations were conspicuous by their absence. They include the gun control groups Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, and Giffords Courage to Fight Gun Violence. Time and again, these groups said we should take action even if it only saves one life.. but not this time. Like the major media, these gun control groups need more mass murder to get the public attention they crave. Like the murderers themselves, without mass murders who would know their name?

Don’t tell us how much you care: Show us! Actions today speak louder than weepy interviews after the next mass murder.


About Rob Morse

Slow Facts

The original article is here.  Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

  • 3 thoughts on “Who Condemns Mass Murder, & Who Benefits from It? Yeup,,, It is Mainstream Media

    1. The secretary of homeland security department, Janet Napolitano, prior to sandy hook, that there would be scripted major incidents that were going to look and be treated as fact to fool the public. I saw the video of the lying kunt saying this. She then went off to koolaidapornia to be over colleges like Berkeley and others.
      The FBI reported one murder for the time of this fraud at Newtown. It is not against the law to lie on tv or create propaganda incidents, but it is against the law to lie on federal reports.this may have been changed like the weather fraudsters have been doing with historic weather data at NASA and NOAA. Ooooops, they got caught at it……

    2. We have networks that broadcast shows chronicling the lives of murderers all the time.
      Special reports on Bundy, Dahmer, Hitler, Stalin, Vlad the Impaler, the Columbine kids, the Menendez brothers, Long Island Lolita, etc.
      Dillinger was a hero to some. So is Che Guevara and Chairman Mao.
      We are fascinated with those that kill with no remorse.

    3. Sorry, but Sandy Hook was a “False Flag”. There is way TOO MUCH evidence proving this. Thank goodness for astute observers on the internet who picked apart the facts from fiction on this event.
      As for the other shootings, it is a fact, the so-called shooters were ALL on some sort of pharmaceutical, psychotropic drug. They most likely were also “mind-controlled”. There are too many discrepancies, half-truths and other outrageous media glitches that destroy the simple narratives in these shootings. We also now know factually, the lies the so-called “intelligence” community have been handing out to us as revealed by the “Russian Collusion” BS.
      “If you tell a lie often enough, people will believe it”. The bigger the lie, the more people will believe it”. So said Goebbels, Hitler’s PR man. Or so the documents say.

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