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    Quote Originally Posted by Patches View Post
    Oh man, another instance of the reporters going overboard:



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    This was directed at someone who tweeted that her cousin was killed:


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    What the ever loving... christcake... jesus fuck? I can't even make the words.

    I love the 'eat a dick' response though. By all means they should eat a dick. They should eat a bag of dicks.

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    ^^No, it's "eat a hot bowl of dicks." According to Ice-T, at least.

    Honestly, though, why wag fingers at these people? They're just doing their job...one that we condone in a larger sense by consuming the stories that get generated as a result of their work. It's kind of like the people who get put off of eating meat after seeing a cow slaughtered. You just want to say, "well, dippy, how the fuck did you think it happened?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post
    ^^No, it's "eat a hot bowl of dicks." According to Ice-T, at least.

    Honestly, though, why wag fingers at these people? They're just doing their job...one that we condone in a larger sense by consuming the stories that get generated as a result of their work. It's kind of like the people who get put off of eating meat after seeing a cow slaughtered. You just want to say, "well, dippy, how the fuck did you think it happened?"
    1. Media is already morbid yet tolerated.

    2. It's not just a job. This is about respect and giving people a prudent amount of space to grieve. They have none right now.

    They're turning this into a robot circus where nobody gives a damn about what just happened other than the fact that it is lucrative. They're soliciting like strung out media whores looking for their fix. No tact whatsoever.

    It's not just about what they are doing. It's the way it is being done.

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    Imagine a world where nobody was taking pictures of the scene, nobody was covering the story, nobody was interested. 28 people killed, and nobody outside of the small little town knows about it. -- I think in this situation, the people of the town would press hard for someone to tell their story.

    A single person decides to cover the story. He goes to the town, talks with the people, takes pictures, tells there story. He hosts discussions about the tragedy, about what might have caused it, about what it was like to be there. He creates a website that is devoted to 24 hour updates. -- Regardless of how constant the coverage was by this one man, I don't think anyone would comment on the coverage being "too much."

    The next time around, every other journalist and news outlet recalls the outcry for media coverage, or perhaps the success of the single journalist. Now, they all want in on the action. Instead of there being one journalist covering the story, there are many, many journalists. All doing the exact same thing that the single journalest did last time. -- Now, there is a public outcry. The problem, however, is that these news organizations don't coordinate their efforts; they're all interested in doing the exact same thing. Do we blame each one individually for performing a service that, if absent altogether, would be requested?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnyboy View Post
    Imagine a world where nobody was taking pictures of the scene, nobody was covering the story, nobody was interested. 28 people killed, and nobody outside of the small little town knows about it. -- I think in this situation, the people of the town would press hard for someone to tell their story.

    A single person decides to cover the story. He goes to the town, talks with the people, takes pictures, tells there story. He hosts discussions about the tragedy, about what might have caused it, about what it was like to be there. He creates a website that is devoted to 24 hour updates. -- Regardless of how constant the coverage was by this one man, I don't think anyone would comment on the coverage being "too much."

    The next time around, every other journalist and news outlet recalls the outcry for media coverage, or perhaps the success of the single journalist. Now, they all want in on the action. Instead of there being one journalist covering the story, there are many, many journalists. All doing the exact same thing that the single journalest did last time. -- Now, there is a public outcry. The problem, however, is that these news organizations don't coordinate their efforts; they're all interested in doing the exact same thing. Do we blame each one individually for performing a service that, if absent altogether, would be requested?
    The problem is not the coverage. It is the method of coverage. What is there to not understand about that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinkles View Post
    The problem is not the coverage. It is the method of coverage. What is there to not understand about that?
    What method is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinkles View Post
    The problem is not the coverage. It is the method of coverage. What is there to not understand about that?
    What's the "right" method, then, expert media person?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnyboy View Post
    What method is that?
    Grabbing kids right out of the school to question them right after it happened when they don't necessarily need somebody in their face at that time, for starters.

    Combing websites that have mere mention of the event like some kind of robotic autoresponder for another. It's like they don't even care.

    They don't need to do either one to get the story.
    It's not that they are taking interviews. They are in people's faces pursuing things like vultures. There's a decorum for gathering information from individuals involved, and this is not it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinkles View Post
    Grabbing kids right out of the school to question them right after it happened when they don't necessarily need somebody in their face at that time, for starters.

    Combing websites that have mere mention of the event like some kind of robotic autoresponder for another. It's like they don't even care.

    They don't need to do either one to get the story.
    It's not that they are taking interviews. They are in people's faces pursuing things like vultures. There's a decorum for gathering information from individuals involved, and this is not it.
    Ah, yeah that makes sense. I think a large part of that behavior is driven by the competitive industry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patches View Post
    Oh man, another instance of the reporters going overboard:



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