Holy Columbine! Just when you think it's getting better.... it gets worse. After days of subjecting their viewers to a seemingly endless mourn porn extravaganza, some members of the dumbo media are now acting like the born again sanctimonious over the Campus Killer's Tapes.
With a backlash growing against media organizations for repeatedly broadcasting video clips of the Virginia Tech killer, major U.S. networks on Thursday said they would drastically limit the use of the footage.
After running them every ten minutes all day long...and after just about everyone had seen them. Unless of course you depend on the CBC because they're not showing them.
I had this awful and sad feeling that there were parents watching these excerpts on NBC who were unaware they will lose their children in some future copycat killing triggered by these broadcasts.
Tony Burman, editor-in-chief, CBC News
Give me a fucking break. Or a pacifier. Who are these people...... journalists or nannies?
I on the other hand found the tapes fascinating and informative. They helped me understand more about Cho Seung-Hui....who he was and why he did what he did...than anything I read or watched before.
Do you know what it feels to be spit on your face and to have trash shoved down your throat? Do you know what it feels like to dig your own grave?
You have vandalized my heart, raped my soul and torched my conscience. You thought it was one pathetic boy’s life you were extinguishing. Thanks to you, I die like Jesus Christ, to inspire generations of the weak and the defenseless people.
Helped me understand how ill and angry he was and where that anger came from.
Virginia gunman Cho Seung-Hui had endured years of bullying at school as a teenager...Cho had a difficult time in school. He was pushed around and laughed at over his shyness and the strange way he talked.
Once in English class, students laughed at Cho as he read, telling him to “Go back to China.”
Schoolyard gunmen come in all shapes and sizes. Some are mentally ill, some are not. But almost all of them are angry because they were bullied.
Just like I was.
I was lucky. Cho Seung-Hui wasn't. He was mentally ill so his anger got away from him. I was helped. He wasn't. So his demons finally turned him into a monster.
But really all he was at the end of his short and troubled life was a poor, lonely, mentally ill kid who finally exploded and lashed out blindly at others for what others had done to him.
Ready to commit suicide by killing others and then killing himself...
The tragic irony is Cho hardly ever said a word during that sad life.. They mocked him when he did. So he couldn't ask for help, and people didn't realize how sick he was.
Now he's dead hundreds of millions of people have heard him speak. But his torrent of angry words came too late to save him. Or save the lives of all the others.
I'm glad I saw the video. I'm glad people got a chance to see the sad face of mental illness. Instead of turning away as so many like to do. As if mental illness is contagious.
The accusation that the NBC broadcasts may provoke copycat attacks — the most serious charge against the network — appears to rest on a notion of severe mental illness as contagious, common and predictable. True, someone who is severely disturbed might want to better Cho’s “record” — but that does not mean that if his video were kept off the airwaves that person would not find other provocation. If only.
As if killing others and themselves is something kids do because they're copy cats...or monsters. As if it was all about the victims. I'm sory for them of course. But this story is just part of a larger story about a crime that goes on every day. How many tears can you shed before you start dealing with the causes ? And finding out what really happened so others don't die as well.
But of course I've seen it all before. And if I know anything I know this....
Long after the latest victims have been carried away and buried. And the blood has been washed off the floors and the walls. The brutal facts remain.
Until bullying is treated like the crime against humanity it is. Until young, angry, and mentally ill kids can be reached and treated in time. Until guns aren't so easily available..
The media can argue over pictures, and bury us in mourn porn.
But the killing will go on and on....