It is becoming increasingly clear that the titillating coverage by our media of the latest mass shooting scene by some depressed teen or others seeking suicide by cop is playing a primary role in inducing even more of these horrors.  The suicide information left behind now explicitly refers to ‘fame’ expected by the suicides to follow from such media coverage which is purely designed to capture viewers and thereby up ratings.

I don’t know how to halt such accomplices to these horrors except to call them what they are — accomplices to mass murder.  Needless to say such exploitation of murders simultaneously blocks out the serious information needed for well functioning democracies — what’s up in the Middle East or our national and state capitals that is affecting our lives.  Such important news plays a secondary or tertiary role to the obscene details of the latest murder and the state of mind of the perpetrator since birth.  What we are seeing here is porn of the most destructive and demeaning kind.  Pure sex portrayals would be a lessor evil than such exploitation of violent deaths.  It is ironic that the former are prohibited while the latter is sponsored by our greedy media outfits.  Down with Time Warner and all the degradation brought to us by Murdock and his unholy media cabal.  Back to Australia with them!

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

Ed Kent  212-665-8535 (voice mail only) [blind copies]

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