I’m going to stray from my normal focus and pen an opinion regarding the recent mass shootings in the United States and the mainstream news media coverage. You may or may not agree with me but the purpose of the post isn’t really intended to have you agree with me, it’s more for me to 1) express my opinion and 2) encourage others to share their opinion.
Why is it that major news media outlets continue to publish the name(s) and or pictures of these villains?
While there is no such thing as the “Mass Shooting Bill”, I would think that common sense would start to prevail after more than 300 recorded mass shootings in the United States already in 2015. Why do the major news media outlets continue to provide a platform to publicize these notorious and infamous villains? I fear the news media inspiring additional copycat killers just so they too can get their 5 minutes of fame. We don’t need to know their name, read their name, hear their name or see their picture. I’m all for the First Amendment here folks but when can we expect common sense and human decency to trump ratings and ad sales. How about exclusively covering the victims, and the so many other lives that are left in shambles.