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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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  • Diane S... Wolfman 2012/07/23 17:29:24
    Diane Spraggs Yates
    +2
    The fool thinks over 16 oz soda is dangerous!!!!!!!
  • Wolfman Diane S... 2012/07/23 17:30:48
    Wolfman
    +2
    And he thinks that he should control it!
  • K-ZOOMI... Diane S... 2012/07/25 01:50:31
    K-ZOOMI-----0
    +1
    LEAVE MY SUPER GULP ALONE!!!
  • Diane S... K-ZOOMI... 2012/07/26 14:54:47
    Diane Spraggs Yates
    +1
    Free to choose !!!!!
  • K-ZOOMI... Diane S... 2012/07/26 18:18:03
    K-ZOOMI-----0
    +1
    That is what being an American is all about>>>CHOICE!
    Don't like it - Don't buy it!
  • Hoss 2012/07/22 05:00:57
    No, I don't trust the media.
    Hoss
    +5
    They lie.
  • lee 2012/07/22 04:35:59
    Yes, I trust the media in breaking news reporting.
    lee
    its about the ONLY thing they are good at.

    if it bleeds, it leads.
  • Mr. Smith 2012/07/22 04:21:13
    No, I don't trust the media.
    Mr. Smith
    +4
    If you trust the corporate media, you should go down to the local DMV and apply for mentally handicapped status because you are not only ignorant, you are retarded!
  • Sam Stroberg 2012/07/22 04:08:33
    No, I don't trust the media.
    Sam Stroberg
    +5
    Remember the Zimmerman case?...
  • Wolfman Sam Str... 2012/07/22 05:49:27
    Wolfman
    +2
    NBC lied.
  • Diane S... Sam Str... 2012/07/22 19:03:17
    Diane Spraggs Yates
    Never be a fair trial with the media has done !!!!!
  • uguess 2012/07/22 03:22:40
    No, I don't trust the media.
    uguess
  • Inquisitve Kat 2012/07/22 03:21:22
    No, I don't trust the media.
    Inquisitve Kat
    +3
    Sadly, I found better accuracy through regular people, on sites like Reddit.
  • Rema Mathes 2012/07/22 03:08:53
    No, I don't trust the media.
    Rema Mathes
    +3
    Years ago the media was a well respected institution, Now it run by politics and money. And you can't trust politicians and money will buy people.
  • BloodMist 2012/07/22 02:34:45
    No, I don't trust the media.
    BloodMist
    +5
    I'm glad to see many others don't as well.What bugs me more than anything though is that covering the same damned thing for however long they're going to cover it straight strikes me not only as exploitation, but is giving the killer exactly one of the things he wants:Undivided attention.
  • Grizzle 2012/07/22 01:50:55
    No, I don't trust the media.
    Grizzle
  • snafu2 2012/07/22 01:38:47
    No, I don't trust the media.
    snafu2
    +5
    I'm sure these weasels will find something to spin against the republicans. Just wait..
  • Inquisi... snafu2 2012/07/22 03:23:13
    Inquisitve Kat
    +2
    If I remember correctly, some site already has, and, it's working the other way too.. Breitbart's site reported that he was likely a registered Democrat.

    It's pretty pathetic that people on both sides are using this as political fire.
  • CODE 11 2012/07/22 00:53:42
    No, I don't trust the media.
    CODE 11
    +3
    MSM.....has been half-assed for a long time now...you can't be sure of anything they tell you...and their in the pocket of Democratic Party....they just don't report the truth anymore.
  • sean 2012/07/22 00:01:52
    No, I don't trust the media.
    sean
    +1
    i wouldn't trust a word coming out of the illumanalti owned and operated..'MEDIA'..look at the movies..the matrix the architech..of the matrix at the end..is a rothschilds (rh negative blood ) ..lord of the rings, return of the king..with the all seeing eye, (back of the federal reserve notes ) and the return of the king ( prince william ) of england in 3 years when he's 33, to rule middle earth..do you know all the royal family in england all have rh negative blood..same as obama, ghw bush, carter, nixon, eisenhower, reagan,etc. rh negative blood is linked to reptiles, not monkeys..shroud of turin, rh negative blood..its all a lie
  • Inquisi... sean 2012/07/22 03:26:01
    Inquisitve Kat
    Wait, what?... I have rh negative blood... what's wrong with that?
  • lee Inquisi... 2012/07/22 04:38:18
    lee
    +2
    step away from the troll ma'am
  • Inquisi... lee 2012/07/22 05:45:58
    Inquisitve Kat
    Not sure if troll, or just loony... but yeah, likely a good idea. :-)
  • lee Inquisi... 2012/07/22 06:05:58
    lee
    +1
    tin foil hat stuff.

    this is ANOTHER example of why we need better mental health care in this country.
  • Charles... Inquisi... 2012/07/22 14:52:44
    Charles Braley
    +1
    Sounds like a looney troll to me! :)
  • tdterry1999 2012/07/21 23:38:00
    No, I don't trust the media.
    tdterry1999
    +3
    Two many lies,Two many edit's.
  • 4gotten Israelite 2012/07/21 23:34:25
    No, I don't trust the media.
    4gotten Israelite
    +6
    I don't trust the media to report anything.
  • Shelly Sue 2012/07/21 23:30:54 (edited)
    No, I don't trust the media.
    Shelly Sue
    +4
    I see most people are wise and do not trust main stream media. I believe they are under pressure to spin the stories to suit their liberal agenda. Many things happen that the news does not even report on at all. It used to be that the media reported what sold but now, they report what suits their political views. For instance: Where is Sheriff Joe's coverage? Although many may not agree with him, many others do and it would sell if they reported it but it might offend the liberals. The public deserves to hear news and decide what they believe, not be distracted by issues that are not really news and ignore facts.
  • dawn 2012/07/21 23:30:39
    No, I don't trust the media.
    dawn
    +5
    I use to like & trust the media---now I absolutely loath their lying & evil agendas.
  • Mr. Won... dawn 2012/07/22 02:56:40
    Mr. Wonderful
    Well stop watching FoxNews then fool.
  • Jackie Mr. Won... 2012/07/22 04:19:17
    Jackie
    +4
    You'd will love it pal if the MAJORITY stopped watching Fox News and went back to being brainwashed watching ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, and CNN "news",
  • Mr. Won... Jackie 2012/07/22 14:42:06
    Mr. Wonderful
    I couldn't care less what right winger fools do.
  • Jackie Mr. Won... 2012/07/23 02:59:33
    Jackie
    +1
    It's us "right winger fools" who are the ones fighting to keep America a great country and solvent!! You "fools" on the far left live in an unrealistic bubble with your mentality of a World Order mentality!!
  • Mr. Won... Jackie 2012/07/23 03:20:21
    Mr. Wonderful
    Delusional to the bitter end. That's the right wing MO.
  • Jackie Mr. Won... 2012/07/23 03:34:28 (edited)
    Jackie
    +1
    LOL! Hey if that mentality makes you sleep better at night...all the power to you for getting a good nights rest. UNFORTUNATELY for YOU, while you're getting your good nights rest after being being "so smart" and proud of yourself for your smug response....the MAJORITY of Americans are thinking the way I DO.
  • Mr. Won... Jackie 2012/07/23 14:29:47
    Mr. Wonderful
    Done patting yourself on the back, now?
  • dawn Mr. Won... 2012/07/22 14:55:47
    dawn
    +2
    Mr.---Considering I hardly watch FoxNews, what's that old saying again? Ah yes, here it is---- "fools rush in". I'd suggest to you to stop assuming things about other people, only true fools do this.
  • Mr. Won... dawn 2012/07/22 15:26:44 (edited)
    Mr. Wonderful
    If you don't watch FoxNews, why did you find it necessary to start babbling about it?

    Besides your profile gives you away. As another typical Soadhead Conservative you're no doubt a diehard FoxNews apologist. Thanks for playing.
  • dawn Mr. Won... 2012/07/22 22:36:53
    dawn
    +2
    Mr.--Because YOU brought up Fox News by telling me to stop watching Fox News--do you ever even read what you write? No need to answer, it's apparent that you don't.
  • shotgun... dawn 2012/07/22 23:44:55
    shotgun the 3rd
    +2
    dawn, you cant argue with no dick libby because they are legends in their own minds...

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