News Media Will Kill Your Children for Money and Power

Opinion

David Hogg
David Hogg is wrong about gun control, but he is right about the news media. I’d say that Hogg didn’t go far enough in condemning the media’s role in getting our kids killed.

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- David Hogg was a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He has ridden to notoriety on that affiliation.. and on Michael Bloomberg’s money. Recently, Hogg condemned USA Today for turning the Parkland murderer into a celebrity.

Hogg is wrong about gun control, but he is right about the news media. I’d say that Hogg didn’t go far enough in condemning the media’s role in getting our kids killed. Let’s take a step back and walk the stepping stones of celebrity violence.

Glamour photo of Boston murderer

Since its inception in 1980, CNN was one of the first 24-7 news cable outlets. Fox News came years later in 1996. Both had to fill the airwaves with compelling programming. That news environment was a revolution from the measured comments of the Walter Cronkite era. Today, the news can tell us the truth, or it can lie to us, but we’ll turn them off if they bore us for a second.

Enter the mass murder in Dunblane, Scotland in 1996. This was a perfect story for the news media. The story had a bad guy and lots of innocent victims. The media could speculate for hours on end as to why the murderer killed school children.. and they did exactly that. They showed the murderer’s face and said his name for days on end. The media turned the dead murderer into an overnight world-wide celebrity.

A month later we saw the next mass murder in Port Arthur, Australia where a man again murdered innocent victims. This murder, however, was different. The murderer had seen the publicity given to the Dunblane murderer. The murderer at Port Arthur wanted that celebrity for himself.

The truth is in the murderers’ journals, their doctor’s reports, and the police investigations. They told us why they killed. The murderers claim we ignored them when they were alive, but swore that we’d know their name after they murder innocent victims. With the help of the news media, they succeeded.

We can draw a direct line from Dunblane, Scotland to Port Arthur, Australia to Columbine, Colorado, to Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Extend the line onward to the Boston Marathon, the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, to Las Vegas, Nevada, and on to Parkland, Florida. The US news media gives each murder a billion dollars of publicity. The US news media, let alone the world media, turn the murderers into rock-star celebrities.

That billion-dollar publicity campaign is also a casting call
that dredges up the next narcissistic murderer.

Psychologists and media experts said that a third or more of these mass murders could be stopped if we changed our media coverage. We know better. We know what to do, but there is a lot of money at stake. The media would have to stop showing the murderer’s face and saying his name. David Hogg is right; the media is reluctant to change if it costs them a dime.

Sensationalized news coverage means more eyeballs on the small screen. That means more advertising revenue for broadcast networks. Money talks, and morality walks. This immorality leaps across the billion dollar stepping stones from mass murder to mass murder.  That path leads to our kid's school.

Some organizations want to stop this media inspired murder spree. We’ve done that before. We put journalistic guidelines in place to protect rape victims and stop teen suicides. I doubt Hogg will go so far as to support these media guidelines, but I will.

Ask your local TV station to refuse to use the face and name of a mass murder. Ask your station to sign on.

Don’t inspire evil.


About Rob MorseSlow 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.

 

 

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willy d

Don’t fear when the Demo-Rats and News get done with using Hogg watch how fast they kick him under the bus !!!!!!!!!!! They always do and their names fade faster than any of the mass shooters do !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Walter Goddard
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Walter Goddard

Will somebody, anybody, ask David Hogg if he can recite the Pledge of Allegiance, or the Constitution? Please ask him if he can tell us who, or how many, signatories fought for him to have the right to speak his mind in public? Then ask him why he feels so compelled to help tear down the Republic, that his Parents, Grandparents, and Great Grandparents helped to build.. with their own sweat, blood, and tears? If he still doesn’t get it, take him to Venezuela, and drop him off at the border to acquaint him with the end result, he is… Read more »

Walter Goddard
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Walter Goddard

They claim to want to protect our children, but they take guns away from law abiding citizens..
Pigman has found a solution to the gun violence at our schools: http://www.shieldourschools.com

keith
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keith

Some “fact checking” was required with this story. The mass shooting at Port Arthur in Australia is now a recognized false flag operation. The “shooter” Martin Bryant always maintained his innocence and only plead guilty to stop his mother going through a trial. He is a mental invalid with the recorded age of about a 9-10 year old. Had no formal weapons training, can not read and write properly and if not for an inheritance would have been made a ward of the state. And the government expects us to believe that this man walked into the broad arrow cafe,… Read more »

Tacitus
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Tacitus

Soy boy is wearing a jacket that disturbingly looks like the grey version of the SS uniform (Leibstandarte SS)… I wonder if he’s wearing jack boots. I’m not completely sure about this, but I think they also wore black shirts. The clenched fist in the air is a universal symbol used by Leftist/Communist groups around the world… “resisting oppression”. Hogg is apparently too young and uneducated to know he looks like the typical dupe of an authoritarian wannabe dictator. Maybe one day someone will tell him that the singular purpose of the 2nd Amendment was to prevent the take over… Read more »

Timothy Votaw
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Timothy Votaw

BINGO!

Kevin Sylvester
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Kevin Sylvester

I totally agree with deplorable Bill,only he left out the highest number of those killed,the unborn children.

Jim
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Jim

Hog! I like that better, is just a punk. The media players are not for the money, power probably but they are more in it for their pure political bent and see and report the “news” from that Democrat Party/left wing/socialist and worse bent.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Jim, I think that you have your finger on the pulse, the motives are almost irrelevant, what “they” are doing is counter to the best interests of Americans.

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

Gun control and propaganda are not about gun control, they about people control. That was a lesson learned from Hitler’s “news” ministry. They duped millions of people into murder, mass murder, genocide, war. They were feed a line of cra% for so long that they took it to be true. They WERE the master race, they were RIGHT to kill lessor people. All propaganda, all lies but millions of people were killed because of it. I had hoped this kind of thing only happened in places like Russia, China etc. but the truth is it is obviously going on with… Read more »

Patriot
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Patriot

David Hogg the new Hitler youth movement giving the ‘heil Hitler’ salute!

Pistol Pete
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Pistol Pete

Hitler Jr. need to disappear he is a treat to our freedom and liberty!!!!

Phillip
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Phillip

Liberals will kill their own for power and money – been that way in the inner cities for over 50 years now.

Real issue is the news media has been making enemies for a while now with their slander and ultra-left leaning mentality, one day (soon possibly), there might be a team going into say the NY Times HQ and wiping out as many as possible.

Bill N.
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Bill N.

@Phillip, Sorry Phillip that will solve nothing but give us really bad publicity. We as 2A supporters must keep our wits about us and fight these corrupt “news” outlets not with bullets but words. As the old expression goes “Words are mightier than the sword”.

Mark R
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Mark R

I do not agree with Phillips “solution” as it will only bring out the “Big-guns” I truly understand what you are saying, but at what point do words not only lose their meaning, become ineffective and the sword must be yielded? At what point does, “Turn the other cheek.” becomes an act of slavery, while drawing the sword saves lives; saves a country? It seems to me, that time is drawing nigh. How much do we put up with from the media and especially from politicians before enough is enough and serious action must bring results for the 2A? How… Read more »

Walter Goddard
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Walter Goddard

I understand the take action mentality, but prudence tempered by peace/kindness should be our priority.

Lets’ get some ground work laid for the 2020 elections, to take back our constitutional Government…
Do our homework, get involved where and when we can..
Let’s start writing to our constitutionally faithful legislature and get it done!

I think time is drawing nigh for action, but let’s do it legally and peaceably while we can!

Bill B.
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Bill B.

The wicked strut about on every side,
When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.
Psalm 12:8

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Bill B, Amazing that there were people that exalted vileness even back then.

Walter Goddard
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Walter Goddard

The Roman: orgies, and revelry, filled with insatiable blood lust/conquests from greed, hate, and envy..
… just one example from ancient times that display the depravity of corrupt and vile men!

MBH
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MBH

He is nothing but a “Hitler Want a Be” So why does the liberal media embrace that?

ChiptheBarber
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ChiptheBarber

Because he is the perfect “tool” to carry their narrative, MBH. Feelings not facts rule the day in their world. “We’ve gotta DO SOMETHING!” is their unison chorus after EVERY firearms murder. Never mind that more people every year are killed by edged weapons, blunt weapons (clubs/bats), and even DOCTORS through medical malpractice kill more in the US than guns. But the MSM doesn’t run around the clock coverage on any of that. No, little Pigg is overbearing, talks loud and fast, plus they think he’s cutesy. Until someone more “victimmy” comes along, he’s their mule. Hey, if any of… Read more »

Webfoot Logger
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Webfoot Logger

Mass murderers kill for fame – deny them fame.

He has no name.

He has no face.

He has no grievance.

He is made an unperson for his crimes.

Charles Moore
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Charles Moore

They want fame and notoriety? Widely report that they were sexually under-developed and wet the bed. That will eliminate a goodly portion of THAT nonsense.

JDC
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JDC

I’d guess that Mr. “Attention Hogg” will use his Harvard scholarship to major in poly sci and go to law school and become a career politician, or go work for the anti-gun lobby on K street…probably the Brady bunch. I change the channel whenever he shows up on TV, as I already know what his screed is.

Some media outlets are already reducing coverage of shooters names. However, the MSM and the lowest rated cable shows need sensationalism not news.

Tionico
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Tionico

From what I’ce seen Hogg Boyy is just an empty shell….. he’lllet anyone fill that shell with whatever they are selling if he gets some goodies and/or attention out of the deal. I don’t hink he’s got the brains or sitck-to-it-iveness to turn his sorry backside into a lawyer. But then we fairly recently watched in horror as an earlier crittermuch like Hogg Boyy, well handled by his puppetmasters, made quite a splash on the national and world stage. He too was a phoney nobody that got dragged out of his two bit job as a community organiser in Chicago.… Read more »

John
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John

Money isn’t their only agenda dear friend. I wouldn’t even rate it at the top. Power trumps money any day of the week. To be able to influence the thoughts and behavior of millions of people is power; to motivate people into action for personal gain; to make one believe that one’s endeavors are justified and righteous. The only impediment is the critical thinking of an independent minded individual.

joefoam
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joefoam

Yep, anything to sell ad space and air time. The MSM will not suffer any loss, only the general public.

Macofjack
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Macofjack

So will liberals!