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Half-Assed Media Speculation About the Batman Shooter: Do You Trust the Media to Report Tragedy?

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The news media loves a tragedy. People tune in to watch. Television news, in particular, benefits from its live coverage instead of its in-depth, thoughtful analysis. The TV news only has to show pictures or a live feed of a crime scene to attract millions of viewers. The written media criticizes mass media for its "half-assed reporting." What do you think?


REASON.COM reports:
Undeterred by how wrong they got the Columbine shootings 13 years ago, or how disgustingly politicized they turned Jared Loughner's 2011 rampage, the humans who work for and talk with journalistic outlets are again rushing to speculative judgment about Jim Holmes, the suspected Batman murderer in Aurora, Colorado.

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  • Alex tuck 2012/07/24 18:50:47
    No, I don't trust the media.
    Alex tuck
    +1
    Never trust the media, remember they live by and for Ratings from the execs.besides true journalism is "dead".
  • PoliticallyIncorrect 2012/07/24 18:44:01
    No, I don't trust the media.
    PoliticallyIncorrect
    +1
    The media are in the tank for Obama, how could they ever be considered competent enough to evaluate anything?
  • golem48 2012/07/24 18:23:47
    No, I don't trust the media.
    golem48
    +2
    The lame stream presstitutes are inveterate liars..
  • harry 2012/07/24 18:12:28
    No, I don't trust the media.
    harry
    I think its pretty bad to profit off of tragic things like last weeks shooting. The new media needs to just report the happening and stop analyzing everything. Its sad how they converge on people that are experiencing a tragic event. Some of these news people are like blood sucking leaches. Americans are blood thirsty. Violence is American culture.
  • im right ur wrong 2012/07/24 17:41:54
    No, I don't trust the media.
    im right ur wrong
    everybody watch espn. then we will all be fine
  • Panloker 2012/07/24 17:37:47
    No, I don't trust the media.
    Panloker
    +1
    I do not trust puppets, the media fools us, they fool the media.
  • clasact 2012/07/24 17:09:44
    No, I don't trust the media.
    clasact
    +1
    They had no more info then anyone else yet they speculated on all of it,what BS .how about just reporting the news as you know the facts ,Im well equiped to make my own judgements
  • Politic... clasact 2012/07/24 18:45:45
    PoliticallyIncorrect
    +2
    That's the problem though. The media doesn't want you to analyze anything, they want to tell you THEIR view, right or wrong.
  • clasact Politic... 2012/07/24 19:37:23
    clasact
    +2
    thats my point I dont need their view ,I need the facts I can make up my own mind
  • Politic... clasact 2012/07/24 22:22:00
    PoliticallyIncorrect
    +1
    I know, but the media is trying to indoctrinate the dumber folks, you know?
  • clasact Politic... 2012/07/26 22:32:08
    clasact
    thats only because people are getting to lazy to even think for themselfs
  • Politic... clasact 2012/07/26 23:58:13
    PoliticallyIncorrect
    +1
    Exactly so
  • TheCher... Politic... 2012/07/27 19:31:14
    TheCherryBlossomAngelPrincess
    +1
    THANK YOU!!!! I was just thinking that!!!
  • Politic... TheCher... 2012/07/27 20:05:31
    PoliticallyIncorrect
    Thinking doesn't appear to be a liberal function.
  • TheCher... Politic... 2012/07/28 13:36:19
  • Angus 2012/07/24 14:21:09
    No, I don't trust the media.
    Angus
    +2
    I trust the left wing propaganda machine to exploit it ........
  • bettyboop 2012/07/24 14:00:30
    No, I don't trust the media.
    bettyboop
    +2
    I trust them about as much as our government and law enforcement/justice system!
  • cmdrbnd007 2012/07/24 12:56:41
    No, I don't trust the media.
    cmdrbnd007
    +4
    I think this media debacle is just another shining example of the media trying their damnedest to push their agenda down everyone's throats. Instead of doing their job and report news they try and make news and screw everything up in the process.
  • Ameera 2012/07/24 07:32:13
    No, I don't trust the media.
    Ameera
    +5
    this just shows people how the media can make two things that are completely unrelated look like they are related
  • BigFig#9 2012/07/24 05:44:24
    Yes, I trust the media in breaking news reporting.
    BigFig#9
    So who do you trust? The INTERNET self styled citizen journalists? The media are the umpires of the world - they can get it right 99% of the time but everybody notices the 1%. Our media has got weaker over the last 30 years driven by the need to provide infotainment and not offend advertisers, etc... but it's still a much better world and much better understood world because of what they do report and there still is a LOT of good journalism happening and not so much bad journalism as people want you to believe.
  • Angus BigFig#9 2012/07/24 14:22:09
    Angus
    +4
    The liberal media has yet to get anything right. PERIOD
  • OnlyAPi... BigFig#9 2012/07/24 15:26:15
    OnlyAPilgrim
    +2
    99% of the time? really?Sounds like you pulled it out of the same place the "make it up media news" pulled it!
  • Lordphoton999 *AFCL* 2012/07/24 03:35:15
    No, I don't trust the media.
    Lordphoton999 *AFCL*
  • Dale G Lordpho... 2012/07/30 15:25:16
    Dale G
    I don't believe the conservative media. either
  • Lordpho... Dale G 2012/08/12 03:53:05
    Lordphoton999 *AFCL*
    I trust the conservative media over the propaganda machine of the liberal press any day
  • Dale G Lordpho... 2012/08/12 13:29:48
    Dale G
    loser
  • Lordpho... Dale G 2012/08/12 22:46:17 (edited)
    Lordphoton999 *AFCL*
    If that's all you have to say is " Loser " by the way you looked in your pic, I can see you've been sitting on the couch far too long.
    Get off your fat A$$ and come see the real world.
  • Dale G Lordpho... 2012/08/12 23:25:22
    Dale G
    Trademark of a loser: Insult someone's picture and use disguised (barely) profanity because some one calls him on his questionable intelligence. Yep you've got it down pat.
    Loser..
  • Lordpho... Dale G 2012/08/13 23:35:04
    Lordphoton999 *AFCL*
    For someone to call another a "Loser" because he does not agree with him, then when that someone take a look at you and compared himself he realize who is the real Loser.
    Again, get off your fat ass and see the real world.
  • Dale G Lordpho... 2012/08/14 20:57:55
    Dale G
    I've been in 4 countries(not counting Canada) and 42 of the 50 states. i have a papal audience scheduled in Early January (fifth country) and am PARTICIPATING -- not just attending -- the papal mass on 1 January. How much of the world outside your parent's basement have YOU seen?
  • Lordpho... Dale G 2012/08/15 03:33:17
    Lordphoton999 *AFCL*
    LOL, what make you assume I live with my parents in the first place?
    and for attending mass taught you to insult people who disagree with you?
    I can assure you that I am a man with authorities which I don't abuse.

    I also been around ;not to 48 States but I've been to many countries in Asia, South America and Canada thus made me appreciate more the Liberty and Freedom this Country provides,
  • Dale G Lordpho... 2012/08/15 21:41:27
    Dale G
    Who taught YOU to insult people who disagree with you????
    Spring break trips don't count, BTW
    What makes me assume you live w/your parents is your absurd outlook on people.

    All mouth and no trousers.
  • Lordpho... Dale G 2012/09/03 03:21:55
    Lordphoton999 *AFCL*
    First of all, I didn't insult you, anyone that can back track the posts can see you Called me a Moron 1st, and if you care to even read others profile then you can see I am married and proud parent, I am with Law enforcement in the Judicial branch, I am far from what you think I am.
  • Dale G Lordpho... 2012/09/03 14:03:59
    Dale G
    Oh, A cop wanna be. Yawn.
  • Lordpho... Dale G 2012/09/04 00:35:36
    Lordphoton999 *AFCL*
    Wanna be? geez you are hopeless.
  • Dale G Lordpho... 2012/09/04 20:34:42
    Dale G
    Law enforcement in the judicial branch?????? A bailiff is not a cop. A security guard is not a cop. YOU are the one thaqt's hopeless.
  • Lordpho... Dale G 2012/09/05 23:51:36 (edited)
    Lordphoton999 *AFCL*
    You have no idea what you're talking about, did I say I was a cop? and does New York State have any Bailiff? you are not only hopeless you are also clueless.
    Let me educate you...
    You might have Bailiffs in your State, but not in mine, and my power which is prescribed in the NYS C.P.L. are the same as Police.
  • Dale G Lordpho... 2012/09/06 12:58:36
    Dale G
    Yeah, right. *Yawn*
  • Zorkon 2012/07/24 02:29:33
    No, I don't trust the media.
    Zorkon
    +4
    This whole thing is no different than the infamous Fast & Furious operation: it's just another incident staged by the government to get rid of our Second Amendment rights.

    Fast & Furious failed, so the government is trying again to get rid of the Second Amendment with this staged shooting.
  • Kamen R... Zorkon 2012/07/24 04:26:25
    Kamen Rider Bagua
    +6
    I agree. Folks need to stop being sheeple and following up all these mainstream stars and the media like sheep following a bad shepherd. First this health care fiasco, then a reason to scare people into giving up the second amendment. Hell, they've already got the radio stations set to where they can interrupt at any time for "emergency announcements". I'm glad we still have folks out here who eyes are truly open and can see everything for what it really is.
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