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Are Mainstream Media Promoting
Murder or Working to Stop It?

By Rob Morse. November 16th, 2018
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The news media is a business. It makes money by delivering our eyes to its commercial advertisements. The media will show us anything that keeps us watching. That is bad news for all of us, because some people want to be the news rather than watch it. Some of us will go so far as to kill to be on the news, and the media is fine with that. We have data that mass murders have increased due to the news coverage given to the mass murderers. Is celebrity violence real, and how do we fix it?

Let’s see how this plays out step at a time. Narcissists are mad at the world because they want more attention. They want to be famous, and some of them will do anything to get that attention. For their part, the news media delivers fame to mass murderers. This seems like a fair trade to a depressed and socially isolated narcissists. The media gets the sensational story they want from a mass murder while the murderer gets the public recognition he craves. We’re left to clean up the bloody mess mess of dead bodies.

Today, the media is part of the problem rather than part of the solution. .......

The movement to encourage a limit to media's exposure of murderers continues. Of course serious events will inevitably be reported but much is down to the scale of that reporting - a mention and description once is quite enough, and without having to see pictures of the perpetrator. Take events off the 'front page' and place them on the 'back page' - inform but do it discreetly, including follow ups.


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