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Ugh.

My heart and prayers go to the victims and the families and anyone touched by the Virginia Tech shootings.

As I had suspected, already the media is sickening me, yanking out students that had lived through it to share what it was like to be in a classroom watching their costudents bleed to death.

Much like in Columbine, when they literally plucked students from the fleeing throng to interview them, as it was still happening.

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aubkabob
Apr. 17th, 2007 04:04 pm (UTC)
I heard about it second hand yesterday afternoon, and chose not to turn on the news for the same reason. I was flipping channels this morning and ended on Goodmorning America or whatever the hell it's called these days, and they had actually STATIONED themselves in Virginia and had constant interviews with the students who had lost close friends or had been shot themselves. Sickening.
i_beckygardens
Apr. 17th, 2007 03:34 pm (UTC)
The media is out of control. I feel for those people too, how terrible.
aubkabob
Apr. 17th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC)
Indeed. I always thought that the media was out of control, anyway, but it just takes a tragedy like this to show just how MUCH it is.
pallas__athena
Apr. 17th, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
The tragic event makes me sad and the insensitive from media makes me furious. They should leave those poor people alone. It would be enough just to report the tragic events, any one with half a brain realizes that it's a horrible experience without hassling people like that.
aubkabob
Apr. 17th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC)
No doubt. And you can bet that there's movie moguls sitting out there, rubbing their grimy little hands together with glee as they begin scripts on movies and documentaries about it already.
kateri_kachina
Apr. 17th, 2007 04:04 pm (UTC)
I Know! It's horrible...both what happened and then the questions like

"What was it like?"

Well, jeez. What do you think it was like?

Media pisses me off.
aubkabob
Apr. 17th, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
Indeed. I was sad to hear a friend of mine was majoring in something to take her down the path to become one of them, though she recently changed her mind to do something totally different.

I guess she realized she had a soul.
imnotbob
Apr. 17th, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
Sad thing is, they wouldnt be out there asking the questions if people didnt want to hear the answers.
hottergirl01
Apr. 17th, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC)
that's true. i think americans want it all...all the gore, all the truth, all the lies, and all the imagination. then, once they have all that, then they can go on and make judgements based on race and status...like usual.
aubkabob
Apr. 18th, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC)
Pretty much exactly what you said, sadly.
aubkabob
Apr. 18th, 2007 06:29 pm (UTC)
It's true. They wouldn't have the supply without the demand.
rock_starlette
Apr. 17th, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC)
That whole thing is horribly sad.
aubkabob
Apr. 18th, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC)
Indeed. I keep imagining what it would have been like to have it happen at MY campus.
juddsarockin
Apr. 18th, 2007 01:16 am (UTC)
Its terrible to have yet another school shooting. It breaks my heart.
aubkabob
Apr. 18th, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC)
Exactly. And to think of all the copycats that may come out of the woodwork after this is over and done. "Hell, he killed 32, I can do better than that!"
greenminions
Apr. 20th, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC)
What makes me more mad is the constant coverage of the gunman. Very little has been said about the victims.
aubkabob
Apr. 22nd, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC)
Absofreakinglutely. I was going to say that I hadn't really noticed it, but after the first day and watching a bit of the coverage, I've since blocked it out. what little has trickled in to me has only been about the gunman, except for what someone on my friends list posted about the actual identities (not just names, but goals, ambitions, backgrounds).
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