Saturday, December 15, 2012
It isn't news, it's just rubbernecking. The media is doing everyitng to insure that another would-be mass murderer proceeds with his fantasy.
A forensic psychologist says what can be done to reduce the chances of this happening again. If the media doesn’t want to propagate mass murders:
· Don’t start the story with sirens blaring.
· Don’t have photographs of the killer.
· Don’t make this 24/7 coverage.
· Do everything you can not to make the body count the lead story.
· Not to make the killer some kind of anti-hero.
· Do localize this story to the affected community and make it as boring as possible in every other market.
· Every time we have intense saturation coverage we expect to see on or two more.