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I wonder if he is following station policy based on legal advice. Do they have to use neutral terms until the perpetrator has been found guilty by the courts?
originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: Bloodydagger
its only a hand full of wingnuts who bleat " crisis actors "
originally posted by: OhOkYeah
The people committing the act are actors
I don't understand what the issue is
originally posted by: Bloodydagger
I know there is always a lot of talk about "Crisis Actors" during these situations, so maybe this news anchor had it in the back of his mind too. Who knows. But I think that would be very unprofessional to say the least. But hey, we never know I guess. The following video is from the San Bernadino mass shooting.
In fact, the news anchor says "Actors" more than once.
You be the judge.
(c) Every person, not the actual killer, who, with the intent to
kill, aids, abets, counsels, commands, induces, solicits, requests,
or assists any actor in the commission of murder in the first degree
shall be punished by death or imprisonment...
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
'Actors' is just an synonym for perpetrators.
originally posted by: NihilistSanta
I was watching live and I had taken notice of the term "actors" but there wasn't much else to go on. What I found to be the most absurd aspect of the reporting aside from the constant unsubstantiated "theories" they threw around was the term "Long Guns" . I found this to be some really strange terminology. On multiple channels they were using this term as a quote but kept repeating it. I just found it strange because most people would just say rifle or assault rifle. It almost seemed like a European description I have heard before for rifles. It just did not sit right with me during the reporting . It was like a talking point being reiterated over and over trying to drive in some deeper meaning or concept.
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
a reply to: stargatetravels
I hear them calling people attackers quite often on the Emmy awards.
Only natural to confuse the two words.
Btw: There have been 140 some mass shootings under Obama.
There were 14 under Dubya.
Something's not right here.