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Dont know if someone's made a thread on this already but...

At least seven people are dead and between 12 and 15 wounded in shootings at Fort Hood in Texas on Thursday, senior Pentagon official told CNN.


Apparently, our country has had another shooting, this time in an army base. What do you guys think?
#2
in other news, innumerable amounts of other people were also shot today.

sucks for them, but this kinda stuff happens all the time :shrug
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in other news, innumerable amounts of other people were also shot today.

sucks for them, but this kinda stuff happens all the time :shrug

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Hmmm, I'll have to read about this later today.
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The news only cares because this happened at a military installation.

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The news only cares because this happened at a military installation.

Exactly.

Nothing surprising or new quite honestly.


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A shooting that happened in a place filled with guns and people trained to use them...

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A shooting that happened in a place filled with guns and people trained to use them...

Ya rly. Where is your concealed carry on campus now?

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The news only cares because this happened at a military installation.
That's retarded. If this happened at a mall, school, church, parking lot, etc. it would be covered. 12 dead and over 30 wounded is always going to make the news.
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That's retarded. If this happened at a mall, school, church, parking lot, etc. it would be covered. 12 dead and over 30 wounded is always going to make the news.

The news only cares because it took place in a public place occupied by white people or the military.

Better?

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The news only cares because this happened at a military installation.


Yeah of course, news isn't news. News is in the entertainment business. Ratings > News.

I wouldn't wish this on anyone (I didn't have some insane hate for) so it does suck but oh well. At least they got a shot at life unlike the so many more that die every day.
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The news only cares because it took place in a public place occupied by white people or the military.

Better?
I don't see why this type of news story has to bring out the douchiness in internet users. Over 31 people were shot, and the gunmen were soldiers. Not the time for teen angst.
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I don't see why this type of news story has to bring out the douchiness in internet users. Over 31 people were shot, and the gunmen were soldiers. Not the time for teen angst.

Tell me, why do I, not in the military or anywhere near Fort Hood, need to know about this "news"?

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I don't see why this type of news story has to bring out the douchiness in internet users. Over 31 people were shot, and the gunmen were soldiers. Not the time for teen angst.


The gunmen were soldiers, you say?

Not surprised.
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Tell me, why do I, not in the military or anywhere near Fort Hood, need to know about this "news"?
Why would you need to know about Columbine?

It's a news story. If it's big enough for the President to talk about then it's getting covered. Get the **** over it.
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Why would you need to know about Columbine?

It's a news story. If it's big enough for the President to talk about then it's getting covered. Get the **** over it.

Beats me.

Are you sure the President isn't talking about it because of all the coverage, rather than the other way around? Didn't answer my question though.

I really don't get why you're so worked up about this...

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Beats me.

Are you sure the President isn't talking about it because of all the coverage, rather than the other way around? Didn't answer my question though.

I really don't get why you're so worked up about this...
You're coming into a thread about 12 people dying and 31 people injured and are being a total cunt. I'm not torn up about this story, but it's definitely horrible. Anytime 12 people die I'm not going to go into a thread about it, and spout out a bunch of insensitive bullshit.
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You're coming into a thread about 12 people dying and 31 people injured and are being a total cunt. I'm not torn up about this story, but it's definitely horrible. Anytime 12 people die I'm not going to go into a thread about it, and spout out a bunch of insensitive bullshit.

Some people just don't care. Don't worry about it man, no need to get upset
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You're coming into a thread about 12 people dying and 31 people injured and are being a total cunt. I'm not torn up about this story, but it's definitely horrible. Anytime 12 people die I'm not going to go into a thread about it, and spout out a bunch of insensitive bullshit.

Because I don't think the story is national news, I don't care about the people who died?

After you explain why this should be news, explain that leap to me as well.

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I'm not upset. If you don't care then you don't need to post about it, particularly when you're dealing with a mass murder.
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When I hear or read about shootings I always listen to Killswitch Engage - When darkness falls

I find it relevant somehow.
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Because I don't think the story is national news, I don't care about the people who died?

After you explain why this should be news, explain that leap to me as well.
A story about three soldiers shooting up a group of other soldiers shouldn't be national news???? Whatever d00d.
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A story about three soldiers shooting up a group of other soldiers shouldn't be national news???? Whatever d00d.

What effect does it have on anyone who isn't directly involved If the story was "soldiers with PTSD that the VA hospitals refused to treat commit mass murder" I'd be on your side, but as of now it's just giving mass media attention to a heinous act that almost always is partially contrived for mass media attention. It gives the killers exactly what they want and forces the families of the victims into the national spotlight while grieving. All for the sake of ratings and page views.

If you don't see why that might bother me, I'm done here.

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You're coming into a thread about 12 people dying and 31 people injured and are being a total cunt. I'm not torn up about this story, but it's definitely horrible. Anytime 12 people die I'm not going to go into a thread about it, and spout out a bunch of insensitive bullshit.



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Clearly not.
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What effect does it have on anyone who isn't directly involved If the story was "soldiers with PTSD that the VA hospitals refused to treat commit mass murder" I'd be on your side, but as of now it's just giving mass media attention to a heinous act that almost always is partially contrived for mass media attention. It gives the killers exactly what they want and forces the families of the victims into the national spotlight while grieving. All for the sake of ratings and page views.

If you don't see why that might bother me, I'm done here.
So basically you're saying the news should never be broadcast ever? A story about a band robbery in Orlando doesn't affect me at all, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be covered. If people want to know more about something it will be covered. Seems like a simple concept to grasp.
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Clearly not.
Since when am I a pit mod? And since when can pit mods not behave like other pit users?
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I live in Oakland we had a murder rate of 127 last year 12 people dead isnt really shocking anymore. Still sad though.
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Give him a break, Brash, he's not a Pit mod (just a CC for that matter) and one of my favorite colored names.
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So basically you're saying the news should never be broadcast ever? A story about a band robbery in Orlando doesn't affect me at all, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be covered. If people want to know more about something it will be covered. Seems like a simple concept to grasp.

And people will tune in to stories like that. People would also tune in to live, unedited coverage of nude PETA protests, but does that mean the news should send cameras their way every time? My point here, and the point of others in this thread as well, is that this happens somewhere in the country every day through gang violence, and no one gives two shits. But as soon as it takes place in a setting they might be familiar with (mall, park, school) or within the military, it's suddenly of national interest.

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Give him a break, Brash, he's not a Pit mod (just a CC for that matter) and one of my favorite colored names.

And people will tune in to stories like that. People would also tune in to live, unedited coverage of nude PETA protests, but does that mean the news should send cameras their way every time? My point here, and the point of others in this thread as well, is that this happens somewhere in the country every day through gang violence, and no one gives two shits. But as soon as it takes place in a setting they might be familiar with (mall, park, school) or within the military, it's suddenly of national interest.


Any shooting that involves 12 deaths will get coverage. Kill enough people, and people get interested.
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Any shooting that involves 12 deaths will get coverage. Kill enough people, and people get interested.

Which is probably what they wanted. If this kind of thing never got coverage, I honestly believe it would happen less.

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Give him a break, Brash, he's not a Pit mod (just a CC for that matter) and one of my favorite colored names.

And people will tune in to stories like that. People would also tune in to live, unedited coverage of nude PETA protests, but does that mean the news should send cameras their way every time? My point here, and the point of others in this thread as well, is that this happens somewhere in the country every day through gang violence, and no one gives two shits. But as soon as it takes place in a setting they might be familiar with (mall, park, school) or within the military, it's suddenly of national interest.
We agree on that completely, but that doesn't mean this shouldn't be covered at all. A story about a Grandma making the tastiest cupcakes in the world doesn't need to be covered, but this is an acceptable story. I do hate how the media handles news stories, and CNN is horrible right now.

BUT a thread like this isn't the place to argue the practices of the media, mainly because it's dealing with the death of soldiers.

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Which is probably what they wanted. If this kind of thing never got coverage, I honestly believe it would happen less.

Or maybe, just MAYBE, they would kill more people to gain attention since the media is ignoring them



Nah, I dunno
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BUT a thread like this isn't the place to argue the practices of the media, mainly because it's dealing with the death of soldiers.

Well, I think that's for TS (or a Pit mod) to dictate, but I'm willing to be done with it if you are.

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I'm not upset. If you don't care then you don't need to post about it, particularly when you're dealing with a mass murder.

Twelve. People.

Counts as mass murder?

The reason I'm not getting worked up is because there are millions upon millions of other, much more horrendous things happening in the world that need much more attention than some wackjob killing a handful of people.

It's called perspective.
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