Monday, August 13, 2012

Way to Drum Up Interest, Media

So, police try to evict a man in Texas and he ends up shooting severals officers and bystanders, killing one officer and one civilian before being taken out himself. So, first thing the media does ia make sure to mention-in the headline no less-that the incident took place "near" the Texas A&M campus. Because that is somehow relevant to the story. This is America; Pretty much everything that happens in any city or reasonably sized town is going to happen "near" a school. Then they go on to note how this happened in the wake of the mass shootings in Aurora, Colorado and the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin. Wow, that is a bit of a stretch. The motivation for this shooting doesn't exactly fall in line with the motivation for the others. And the local news reports that it "appears" he was using automatic weapons. That is just some solid hysteria building there, media. Way to report the news. Seriously, is there some sort of media agenda app for this kind of story?

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