You know... I have sort of distanced myself from this whole thing. I am not sure why. I guess I just couldn't "go there" right away. But now that I am in reaction mode.... you know who I am pissed at? The family of this guy. Everybody knew he was a time bomb. This guy was incredibly troubled and obviously as insane as is possible. Where were the only people who could remotely do anything with an emotional connection? Where are they now?
FWIW on topic... the news in this country lives on this stuff. In Canada I believe they not only not show this sort of thing, but other than mentioning it as news, the perps are never shown, nor named. Why? Well, this shit happens. And then you get others who use somebody else's actions as rationale (this guy mentioned the Columbine kids). ****.... as if they they aren't already crazy enough without having some gasoline to add to their fire.
Saw something this morning that Cho's family is under the protection of the South Korean government and have had to be moved every so many hours due to death threats against them. Also saw an interview with who I believe is Cho's grandmother in South Korea and she called him an "idiot".
...and rant you will.
Originally Posted by sgallan
I was in air travel limbo most of Monday due to weather in the east. I arrived in Toronto CANADA on Monday PM and left Wednsday PM. From the time I got to the hotel until I boarded the plane on Wed, the CBC ran virtually nothing except the V Tech event. Was it because one of their own was caught in the gunfire ? No, I doubt it. They had their own mini version last year. They ran the NBC piece and the video clips without hestitation.
The newsy events have progressed, news coverage has progressed far beyond what we could have imagined 20 years ago. This is a different world we live in than what it was 7 years ago. Cell cameras have become a prime recorder of events and ultimately the news. Facebook, MySpace and text messaging have spurred on the scene reporters.
...what will things be like in 2025 ?