Originally posted by Jason88
If I may, and rather than support this theory as a conspiracy, I believe a simple media rule applies: "Bad news sells." (As sad as this story is, it is in fact a feel-good story).
This is interesting on its own, but becomes more so when you when compare it with society’s appetite for bad news. It’s common knowledge that bad news sells, which is why our newspapers peddle it almost exclusively and, to some extent, we can understand why it appeals – our subconscious always needed to be more attuned to a cry of “Wolf!” than a regular call of “No wolves in sight”.
So, it seems that our nature is to seek out bad news, but then ignore the lessons that it should be teaching us; and to make this worse, when we find a story that allows us to believe that the risk is reduced, we accommodate and synthesize that almost immediately, building it into our new perception of reality
Fascinating analysis: blogs.forrester.com...
edit on 10-3-2013 by Jason88 because: (no reason given)
Pure and simple logic. Bad news sells but mom always considered it a lie to exclude the truth. Good news sells too if it is what we are looking for and I can guarantee that people want to hear both sides of this story on incidents involving gun useage in any criminal incident. The good and the bad incidents involving guns are currently being framed in the media as mostly about the bad and avoiding the good.When only one side of the confilict is covered it is time to call BS. Star and flag the OP,