Originally posted by DAVID64
reply to post by Mamatus
Probably the worst idea I've heard in a long time. Fun? You have an extremely bad sense of humor. Let us know how that worked out for ya. Of course, that may be several days, thousands of dollars and many cavity searches from now.
Originally posted by boncho
Anytime there is a high profile event people want to see the same thing around them. Remember the father and son duo sniping people out of the trunk of their car? People called in tons of similar reports after that made the news.
It's very sad people get so disillusioned with the world they wreak havoc on it. Even sadder that people would copy them in doing such things.
Batman shooting happened and a score of copycat killers or would be killers popped up, and for what? To get your 15 minutes of fame after the first one did? You're not even original good sir.
Nothing really changes with this sort of thing though, what happens on the news is never what actually happens. It's just a symptom of what really goes on behind the scenes. If people think they can make any kind of change by simply making the 8 o'clock spot they are sadly mistaken. They just become a statistic.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
That's why I keep arguing that the media's style of sensationalist reporting is actually promoting and facilitating copycat and repeat acts of insanity.
Because it gives a free pass to any idiot to become famous instantly.