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The State of the Media

Reading about the incident at NIU you have to wonder if any of the reporters graduated from high school, much less college, based on their research skills and their inability to prioritize facts.

It has been emphasized that the killers at NIU and VTech both bought “gun related items” from the same Internet site. And this tells us what – that this place must have a pretty good price on Glock ammunition clips. What is the relevance of that information?

Almost as an afterthought they mention that like the VTech killer, the NIU shooter had mental health issues, this after they tell us he doesn’t match “the profile” of a mass murderer. While there is no actual profile of a mass murderer, I would think that it would be hard to classify someone who for no apparent reason murders strangers and commits suicide as sane, so maybe mental health should be included in this mythological profile.

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February 16, 2008   2 Comments