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    Why 'The Daily Wire' Will No Longer Publish Names Or Pictures Of Mass Shooters

    As of Monday, The Daily Wire will no longer be publishing any names or photographs of mass shooters.

    This decision comes after another horrific shooting, this time in Parkland, Florida. One of the jobs of those of us in the media is to weigh the public’s right to know about news events against the impact our coverage can have on the lives of Americans. It has become increasingly clear in recent years that the value of public knowledge regarding specific names and photographs of mass shooters is significantly outweighed by the possibility of encouraging more mass shootings. Studies suggest that media coverage of mass shootings can have a significant impact on the psyches of potential mass shooters — that such potential mass shooters have a cognitive craving for attention, which they know they will receive for committing atrocities.

    As Professor Jennifer Johnston and Andrew Joy of Western New Mexico University found in a paper presented to the American Psychological Association’s annual convention in 2016, “media contagion” can help make mass shootings more common. “Unfortunately,” said Johnston, “we find that a cross-cutting trait among many profiles of mass shooters is desire for fame.” The rise of such a trait in mass shooters, she claimed, rose “in correspondence to the emergence of widespread 24-hours news coverage on cable news programs, and the rise of the internet during the same period.” Johnston recommended a media pact to “no longer share, reproduce, or retweet the names, faces, detailed histories or long-winded statements of killers, we could see a dramatic reduction in mass shootings in one to two years.”
    https://www.dailywire.com/news/27329...or-ben-shapiro

    If only the rest of media would follow suit.

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    Good for them!!!

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    The media has glorified these shooters, for sure. Adam Lanza, who I still consider the worst perpetrator in regards to mass shootings, joined a website commemorating them, and it all seems to stem from Columbine. When the internet, social media, was all starting to take off.

    There is a strong pull in some people to go out as villains, infamy, and the media perpetuates that. So yes, without media complicity, these shooters would not get want they are looking and some may have just ended up killing themselves.

    Just a theory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by libertariat720 View Post
    The media has glorified these shooters, for sure. Adam Lanza, who I still consider the worst perpetrator in regards to mass shootings, joined a website commemorating them, and it all seems to stem from Columbine. When the internet, social media, was all starting to take off.

    There is a strong pull in some people to go out as villains, infamy, and the media perpetuates that. So yes, without media complicity, these shooters would not get want they are looking and some may have just ended up killing themselves.

    Just a theory.
    On the other hand....The MSM broadcasts only what brings them ratings.
    We the viewers bear some blame here.
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    Why 'The Daily Wire' Will No Longer Publish Names Or Pictures Of Mass Shooters

    I think that's a good idea.

    Why even be more specific than "a monster did" ... ?

    And maybe give the persons name or vague description at the bottom of the article...or if it's needed in a chase.

    Not as expert, but I've heard that glorification is part of what invites copy cats.
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    I guess that solves it.

    Free guns to everyone, just block the media from reporting on any shootings.

    Problem solved. You guys are so smart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoVsMatrix View Post
    I guess that solves it.

    Free guns to everyone, just block the media from reporting on any shootings.

    Problem solved. You guys are so smart.
    Lmao... I hope that's not how you took what I said.

    If there were armed security, like an Air Marshal. You don't know who they are, but they are armed and waiting for anything to react to unforeseen circumstances. Then, at least that improves the odds.

    Think about it, if there's a bad guy with a gun, who do you call? A good guy with a gun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    On the other hand....The MSM broadcasts only what brings them ratings.
    We the viewers bear some blame here.
    For sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoVsMatrix View Post
    I guess that solves it.

    Free guns to everyone, just block the media from reporting on any shootings.

    Problem solved. You guys are so smart.
    Why did I even bother responding to this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Good for them!!!
    Call me pessimistic.

    The Daily Wire is one of the most prolific of right wing fake news sites.

    https://www.snopes.com/tag/daily-wire/
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