No. I have seen no proof of soccer coaches or scout leaders stepping forward.
And teachers, I would be skeptical of especially I would not expect that every teacher
knows every kid in the first grade who is not their student.
I've seen no neighbors come forward. But, as I said before, anybody who would question this is not
going to be given ANY media attention for YOU to know about.
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Eight of the 12 girls killed in last week’s shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School were Girl Scouts. Two troops of the smallest scouts
were shattered. One that had 10 members now has five. Another troop of five girls now has just two..... Robbin Chaber Allen, Kelsea’s mother and the
chief Girl Scouts organizer in Newtown, said the mother of one of the girls who died called her and urged her to use scouting as a way of remembering
the girls. Four of the mothers whose daughters were killed are also Girl Scout leaders, Allen said.
The video featuring the children killed in Newtown was provided by PBS (they are specifically cited as the source).
The Autism Lights website itself only features 4 people in connection with the Newtown shooting: Josephine Gay, Rachel D'Avino, Dylan Hockley, and
Anne Marie Murphy. Josephine and Dylan are featured because they both had autism. Rachel is featured because she was the school therapist and was
studying autism. Anne Marie is featured because she was a teacher's aide who worked with Dylan.
No other Newtown individuals are featured, because they had no connection with autism.
No photos are posted of Josephine, Dylan, Rachel, or Anne Marie (other than what's featured in the videos) due to the note they give at the bottom of
the page. I know you've seen that note, but I'm not so sure you've read it carefully, so here it is again:
Special Note: It is the policy of Autism Light not to include photos of individuals unless they are in the Public Domain or permission from the
person or family can be obtained. At this time of tragic loss we have not sought out permission for a photo, so not to disturb the privacy of
Josephine Grace Gay's family. If in the future an authorized representative would like to give permission for a photo of Josephine to appear with
this respectful tribute, please email [address given] or leave information in the comments to this post. Thank You.
Also, I'm not sure what you're referring to when you say that "Ms. Murphy didn't rate her own 'light'." I don't see anything that's
"rated," and even if there were, it would be kind of hard for her to do anything of the sort.
125 girl scout troops with 700 girls? Er...It's a funny thing though that neither this article, nor the Girl Scout
of Connecticut name the Troop Number or list the members.
Just a generic well wish to the people of Sandy Hook. And a candle. And a place to donate.
Yeah, I gotta say, that the fundraising and memorials set up for this are like mushrooms after a rainshower.
Every kid has his memorial fund for them set up.
You know kids die every day one way or another. Some are killed or die of disease. I've honestly never seen
a plea for donations be made to the family, though in the obits.
Maybe if they died of cancer to the ACS, stuff like that. Oh well.
No, but that they just "went with it", like everybody else. It might have crossed who'sever maintains the website's mind, like it did me that, "Hey,
they didn't even list the Troop number for each girl and hey, come to think of it they didn't tell me which girls out of the 20 either".
So subconsciously maybe, she's going to say, that the Newtown area has 125 troops, (which is a ridiculously
high number), with 700 girls ( working out to on average 6 girls per troop more or less, a ridiculously low number),
accounts for the reason.
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The Daily... that tabloid is a vile rag but is a wonderful example of the depths to which journalism has fallen. From
merriam-webster.com the following can be found as an entry under journalism:
a : writing designed for publication in a newspaper or magazine
b : writing characterized by a direct presentation of facts or description of events without an attempt at interpretation
c : writing designed to appeal to current popular taste or public interest
although we may wish it otherwise.
It is morally as bad not to care whether a thing is true or not, so long as it makes you feel good, as it is not to care how you got your money
as long as you have got it. ~ Edmund Way Teale
It seems in the last definition has won out - it sells. Look at how much the tabloid in question is used as a source on ATS now. The quality of
journalism has not increased one iota, just the profile; and it has been embraced. Shame on... who?
You cannot hope
to bribe or twist,
thank God! the
But, seeing what
the man will do
no occasion to.
1. the occupation of reporting, writing, editing, photographing, or broadcasting news or of conducting any news organization as a business.
... 4. writing that reflects superficial thought and research, a popular slant, and hurried composition, conceived of as exemplifying topical
newspaper or popular magazine writing as distinguished from scholarly writing: He calls himself a historian, but his books are mere journalism.
As for modern journalism, it is not my business to defend it. It justifies its own existence by the great Darwinian principle of the survival
of the vulgarest. ~ Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)
In a stunningly narrow interpretation of FCC rules, the Florida Appeals court claimed that the FCC policy against falsification of the news does
not rise to the level of a "law, rule, or regulation"; it was simply a policy. Therefore, it is up to the station whether or not it wants to report
During their appeal, Fox asserted that there that there are no written rules against distorting news in the media. They argued that, under the First
Amendment, broadcasters have the right to lie or deliberately distort news reports on the public airwaves.
It's a precarious position and at even the briefest of glances it's apparent that ethical behaviour is quietly ushered aside when money talks. Then
bound and gagged. It may not be to our liking, but it is.
So talk back in the only way that will be heard - avoid the purveyors of this populist dross. Refuse to sanction the offerings of banal slop these
outlets serve up. Deny shelter to the demonstrated articulation that salacious voyeurism is enough to satisfy a questioning public, that base
schadenfreude trumps intellectual curiosity, that the recurrent trite witch-hunts for yet another bogey-men are enough to distract you from this crass
Refute these things with your thoughts and your actions. Refute them today for (y)our tomorrow.
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