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The thoughts of Wesley Coll bring some sanity to a tragic event turned into a ghoul-fest by our even lower-sinking corporate media.
With all due respect to victims of violent crimes, and their families and friends, there is such a thing as making even the aftermath of a tragedy worse. For instance, the gun massacre that killed 16 people in San Bernardino last Wednesday.
There’ve been already plenty of mass shootings in the U.S. this year. But what was shamefully different this time around was a televised media invasion of the suspects’ home, that was almost as despicable as the murders themselves.
For what appears to be an undue exaggeration – equating the violation of someone’s privacy to human carnage – may not be so when considering the callous act’s implications, and how poorly it bodes to the state of what’s deemed news nowadays.
First, there are the major media conglomerates, NBC, CNN, and others, which allowed their reporters to step all over any code of…
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