Must We Pay So Much Attention to Terrorists and Mass Murderers?
Tuesday, 15 April 2014

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Hello again.  Some of you may have read how Adrianne Haslet-Davis, the dancer who lost part of one leg in the Boston Marathon bombings, walked off the set of Meet the Press just before the show aired, because producers reneged on their promise to not mention the bombersí names.
Good for her for having the wit and guts to walk away when they went back on their word.  Most people are thrown for a loop when the rug is pulled out from under them, just before airing, and donít know what to do.

But more to the point, I think she has a winning idea, something Iíve been thinking about a lot lately. Itís kind of obvious, so perhaps youíve thought of it too.

When we show pictures of terrorists and shooters on TV, when their names are all over the media, and when we hear about their backgrounds in a reporterís attempt to figure out their motives, doesnít it encourage others to seek the same perverse form of Ďgloryí?  Arenít we just inspiring more of the same?


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