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12.16.2012

Morgan's Thoughts...


Morgan Freeman’s thoughts on the shootings:
“You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here’s why.

It’s because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single victim of Columbine? Disturbed people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he’ll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody.

CNN’s article says that if the body count “holds up”, this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer’s face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer’s identity? None that I’ve seen yet. Because they don’t sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you’ve just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next.

You can help by forgetting you ever read this man’s name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem.”

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-Def

5 comments:

BoholstWife said...

I always said that he should of ran for president. Smart and an amazing wise man. Everything that comes out his mouth is gold.

Michael Leonard DuPree said...

Who ever wrote this definitely spoke true words, but Morgan Freeman didn't say any of that haha. It's just a hoax floating around the web mane.

Anonymous said...

"You can help by turning off the news." This whole piece hits hard and puts a real perspective on things. Thanks Def.

Anonymous said...

yeah thats truth after thursday i shut off the tv its too sad to watch... and yahoo.com just post the same articles with different headlines. its that media and Illuminati

Anonymous said...

That GIF has me dying though lol