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Old 12-14-2012, 08:28 PM   #43376
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Oh, really? Let's see. Incorrect reporting of names, incorrect death counts, a bunch of other misinformation reported without anyone verifying facts, probably some gun politarding and, of course, interviewing children after they witnessed potentially the most terrifying thing they'll ever see in their lives at a ridiculously young age where they have little grasp of the actual reality of the world.


I mean, is it really that much to ask to not get your facts straight? Or interview one of the numerous adults that happened to be in the school at the time?

Come on, phb. You are better than this. I have a hard time believing they need to interview a bunch of little kids who would give a terrible interview in a normal situation, because they are just little kids, to get information. There has to be someone of authority, teacher, administrator, etc. that could give a much better account of what happened.
This entire post makes me laugh.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:31 PM   #43377
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Please link the interview you found scummy and explain the damage done to the child. Thanks. Your entire argument is completely nebulous.
Dude, they ran up to these kids and shoved a microphone in their face demanding to know what went on. That's scummy as ****.

I mean, I didn't see any of that from the news I was watching. Looked to me like they found some kids that weren't too shaken up from it (probably because 7 years olds might struggle to fully understand what happened, cause they're 7) and asked a few questions about what went on. Still, I'll bet the stuff we didn't see was super scummy.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:32 PM   #43378
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:37 PM   #43379
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Dude, they ran up to these kids and shoved a microphone in their face demanding to know what went on. That's scummy as ****.
Don't really care to discuss this much but that's a good example of what a bunch of ambulance-chasing bitches the media are. You know they get raging hard-ons about 09/11 and any other disaster they can sensationalize and milk to death for their own profit. Semi-locally the Tucson shooting from a couple of years ago was like that; their reporting of every stupid angle was well beyond my capacity for caring, and anyone else sane without a personal stake in the matter, but they put on their fake sad faces and pretend they GAF. Annoying.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:44 PM   #43380
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phb might understand this better if he had a soul
Perfect

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Old 12-14-2012, 08:46 PM   #43381
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People that play the "lets keep politics out of this" card when people bring up gun control after a mass shooting are the dumbest of people.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:48 PM   #43382
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You are making a couple large assumptions here.

You have no idea if the kids interviewed today are worse off for doing so. You (and everyone else) is just making the claim with no science to back it up. I could just as easily say that talking about things like this and not suppressing them is better.

Should they really interview adults about the same event? Why? Isn't that also exploitation for ratings? Where do you decide to draw the cut-off between someone who is safe to interview and who is not? 18? 21? Some arbitrary number?

This happened to little kids, there is no hiding that.
the news in its current form is exploitative in general. i don't know exactly where to draw the line but i'm fine with saying that reporters who interview small children hours after they were involved in what will likely be the most tragic and shocking event of their lives and the producers who decide to air it are scummy people.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:49 PM   #43383
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Don't really care to discuss this much but that's a good example of what a bunch of ambulance-chasing bitches the media are. You know they get raging hard-ons about 09/11 and any other disaster they can sensationalize and milk to death for their own profit. Semi-locally the Tucson shooting from a couple of years ago was like that; their reporting of every stupid angle was well beyond my capacity for caring, and anyone else sane without a personal stake in the matter, but they put on their fake sad faces and pretend they GAF. Annoying.
I was being pretty sarcastic.

The basic 24 hour media cycle and the people that feed it tend to be pretty scummy in general, but all the stuff I saw on this one seems mostly benign. Kids just gave a few statements about "loud bangs" they heard and the like. I didn't see any crying kids being badgered or anything, but in fairness I didn't watch a ton so I might've missed it if it happened.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:51 PM   #43384
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the news in it's current form is exploitative in general. i don't know exactly where to draw the line but i'm fine with saying that reporters who interview small children hours after they were involved in what will likely be the most tragic and shocking event of their lives and the producers who decide to air it are scummy people.
and the ppl who allow their kids to interviewed are confirmed morans

like what is there to be gained? "zomg we wuz on TV!!!"

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Old 12-14-2012, 08:51 PM   #43385
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People that play the "lets keep politics out of this" card when people bring up gun control after a mass shooting are the dumbest of people.
Literally just heard this line as I got out of the car. Listening to talk radio (mistakes were made) and the first caller was "I can't believe people are talkin' gun control before the bodies are even cold. It's the time to grieve dammit"
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:52 PM   #43386
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People that play the "lets keep politics out of this" card when people bring up gun control after a mass shooting are the dumbest of people.
Yeah, this puts me on monkeytilt every time. Especially since "let's not talk about that stuff!" is a view that (based on who it is that always says it) is very politically motivated.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:54 PM   #43387
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Well thanks to the gun nuts we now have a massacre every other day so trumpeting the 'now is not the time' meme basically ensures the gun tards never have to answer for their disgraceful positions.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:54 PM   #43388
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Real-time posting videos with commentary on posting strategy, sort of like poker strat videos or whatever, would be amusing.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:55 PM   #43389
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Well thanks to the gun nuts we now have a massacre every other day...
The crazy people that wield the weapons probably deserve at least a part of the blame.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:56 PM   #43390
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wiper, defend thyself and your fellow gun supporters (with words please).
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:56 PM   #43391
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Real-time posting videos with commentary on posting strategy, sort of like poker strat videos or whatever, would be amusing.
I've done this about werewolf.

Mistakes were made here, as well. . .
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:56 PM   #43392
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Mr. Tanner,

Of course. I've politarded enough though.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:58 PM   #43393
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ikestoys, zimmer & all the rest of the ann arbor crew,

Wife just landed a flyout interview @ Michigan. What are some Ann Arbor spots that we should hit while we're there?


Good suggestions given. I'd def try and hit Angelo's for breakfast, Zingermans just to say you've been there and I personally try to hit Cottage Inn every time I'm in town.

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We could use a Michigan restaurants and bars subforum. It's like the fantasy sports of destinations.
We could repurpose the TIGAZZZZ thread during the offseason, it's not like anything is happening.

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In related news Dids now has a whole weekend of overmoderating to look forward to. Time for him to spark up a J and start deleting every third post.
Ban first, ask questions later imo. Keep as much of the AIDS confined to politards as possible.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:11 PM   #43394
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wiper, defend thyself and your fellow gun supporters (with words please).
the gist of the argument is

1. guns exist and there is no way to make them disappear
2. since they exist, if you really want to get one then you can regardless of the law
3. it is not good for law abiding people to never be able to defend themselves against criminals
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:15 PM   #43395
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only criminals would have guns, ldo
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:15 PM   #43396
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I bet life in prison for being caught in possession of a gun would clean up the gun scene, even the underground criminal one, pretty quickly.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:17 PM   #43397
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I bet life in prison for being caught in possession of a gun would clean up the gun scene, even the underground criminal one, pretty quickly.
this

i would go so far as to say any gun crime + the sale of illegal guns should be a capital offense
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:18 PM   #43398
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The really disturbing, but imo ultimately true, issue is: Crazy people just gonna crazy.

It's not a good idea to make policy around what crazy ****s do.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:19 PM   #43399
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because the united states doesn't already have a huge problem with the population in jail.

(population could be reduced significantly if the war on drugs was ended)
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:20 PM   #43400
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I bet life in prison for being caught in possession of a gun would clean up the gun scene, even the underground criminal one, pretty quickly.
It would also HUGELY ramp up the violence against police officers. When it's 25 with an izz-L for getting caught with a gun and you're riding dirty with a cop nearing your window, you're gonna blast first and run. Almost no downside given the potential punishment.
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