The lad in the interview is a stand-up model citizen with his head scewed on the right way round. He came through as decent, honest, sharp-minded and
with high moral standards (in-built, not programmed).
*EDIT TO ADD - disagree with most of weedwhacker's sentiment and direction in the post above, but agree we need to know whether he would have shot on
sight of a gun in hand. I doubt he would - it seemed more like he would have shot immediately on seeing a gun being used or held in a way that
suggested it was about to be used. As I say, he has his head screwed on right, as evidenced by the handling and content of the interview which
highlighted the genuine nature of his character (that cannot be faked convincingly
in a two minute interview). See the fake character
of the anchor for a comparison to get the drift of my argument if you disagree.
Conversely, that anchor / 'opinionated puppet to the machine' seems like the phony that many are calling him out as - being from the UK I don't follow
your News networks except for what I see on here, but the tone of presentation is generally terrible. In addition, the level of responsibility (for
interpretation of news events) granted to these popularity fiends staggers me at times. It seems to be a case of 'form an opinion, then try to twist
the interviewees to your point of view/ make them look wrong/stupid'.
Best case scenario = base your opinion on what the public thinks.
Worst case scenario = base your opinion on what the paymasters tell you to make the public think.
Sadly it's a growing trend over here too, on SKY News, ITV News and Channel 4 to think of the main culprits. The BBC have to be a bit more cautious;
it's always funny to watch them have to report on some big story involving their own shady practices! Most recent was a discrimination case; often
it's about high salaries, offensive programming and wasted resources.
In summary, I'd agree that if politicians were more like the kid being interviewed, then the world would be a much better place. The deep-rooted love
he has for his community; the way he described the emotional distress of the people involved was compelling (his sympathy and empathy shone through -
unlike the phony 'evaluations' of the hack). Even on detailing the emotionless state of the gunman, and his musings regarding how alone the
perpetrator must have felt; sheerly inspirational to see - gives me some hope for humanity and the next generation.
edit on 12-1-2011 by
FlyInTheOintment because: (no reason given)