Opinion: Senseless breathless reports contain little news.
Without Shame or Concern Media Promotes Spree-Murder Contagion Again
USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- This is the right time to remember JPFO’s “Don’t Inspire Evil” Initiative
News outlets that feature and name mass murderers border on criminality. They don’t advance the news story – they only encourage copycats. Reporters, editors and producers know this, they’ve seen it, they’ve been warned by police, doctors and their own watchdog agencies–plus the criminals themselves tell them so. “But it increases our audience and revenues!” they cry (or silently admit).
“In the first 90 seconds on any news channel you’ll get all the news you’re going to get,” said Alan Korwin, an author and consultant to JPFO. “Where it happened, how many dead and injured, what was used, and pointless speculation on why, which is unknown. After that it’s just lurid and morbid repetition, endless background “B-roll” image loops and talking heads, with armored police and hypnotic flashing lights,”
Korwin notes. “The media knows it, viewers know it, and crazed criminals waiting to act know it. It encourages them and they tell us so, but media continues the cycle of blood and headlines anyway.”
“Do not gratuitously and repetitiously portray mass murderers’ names and images,” JPFO insists. But news outlets relish the chance to sink to the lowest sensational interest. Displaying names and images of the most heinous mass murderers on page one motivates those psychopaths. Conferring fame on murderers is not “news,” it is a corrupt financial misuse of the public trust and exactly what the murderers seek. Mass media outlets profiting from mass murder deserve scorn, boycotts and open recognition for incentivizing copycat murder and societal decay.
Police know the media encourage criminals and police vehemently oppose this. Medical and psychological authorities recognize the effects and publish professional papers denouncing the practice. The public sees it, has abandoned the so-called “news” in droves and lost faith in legacy media. Meanwhile, mass-media personnel laugh it off, vilify the right to arms, conflate murder with shooting–a righteous tradition and fine American sport that’s bigger than golf–then drink at their elite award dinners, rake in cash from useful idiots, and feign ignorance as audiences shrink, credibility evaporates and the public is revulsed.
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership calls upon the Fourth Estate to wake up to their self-evident complicity in mass murder. Stop publicizing the names, faces and spiels of heinous criminals. Ask political candidates if they have any programs for teaching the public about their right to arms, the proper use of firearms, or the role guns play and have always played in the preservation of peace and freedom. How is it this never gets ink? JPFO has noticed you do not cover the subject, as if it was a new electrified third rail in politics. What are you afraid of–have you been told to censor yourselves?
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