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(Business Insider)   Kmart @Kmart: Sale on toy guns #CTShooting #PrayforNewton ...What? Too soon?   (businessinsider.com) divider line 56
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2012-12-14 10:31:27 PM
To Twat
 
2012-12-14 10:33:10 PM
I remember a Carlin bit..

They're going to take away the toy guns AND KEEP THE REAL ONES!
 
2012-12-14 10:35:53 PM
In 2010 - the latest year for which detailed statistics are available - there were 12,996 murders in the US. Of those, 8,775 were caused by firearms.

I wonder how many of those that weren't in numbers that the news cares about are interesting to the general public.

It is horrific that 27 died today. But thousands have died this year. I'm sure at least 20 children were among them.

Why is it worse when they all die at the same time, than when they die every day?
 
2012-12-14 10:36:12 PM
I think their explanation was reasonable. The "promotion" tag was the twitter party they were hosting and it was them telling people the party was over and that something bad had happened. Might look bad, but seems legit.
 
2012-12-14 10:36:27 PM
From what i know about twitter their explanation seems pretty reasonable.
 
2012-12-14 10:36:44 PM
Social media overreacts to EVERYTHING in the face of terrible tragedy?! YOU DON'T SAY!! Kmart's explanation is totally fine and this headline is farking ridiculous.

Next stop on the witch hunt, *shakes dice* video games again!

i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-14 10:38:18 PM

"Tell him, Ray."


"K-Mart sucks."


img10.imageshack.us

 
2012-12-14 10:38:31 PM
Man, you'd have thought K-mart learned their lesson after Bowling for Columbine.

/Shop kmart. Shop K-mart
//doesn't really work
 
2012-12-14 10:38:32 PM

Old Man Winter: I think their explanation was reasonable. The "promotion" tag was the twitter party they were hosting and it was them telling people the party was over and that something bad had happened. Might look bad, but seems legit.


/agree.

This is a non-issue.
 
2012-12-14 10:40:52 PM
As I scrolled down the article that called out Kmart for being heartless with their tweet, a "pop-up" emerged from the bottom right side of the screen that said "RECOMMENDED FOR YOU: Mass Shooting Suspect Adam Lanza Was A 'Developmentally Disabled' 20-Year-Old"

idontwanttoliveonthisplanetanymore.jpg
 
2012-12-14 10:41:02 PM
LiQuid!: video games again!

every year the graphics get more evil
 
2012-12-14 10:41:12 PM
Twitter needs to be destroyed.
 
2012-12-14 10:41:16 PM
Strange. I'm giving Mass Effect 2 another playthrough now and I don't have any urges to kill my son or go on a murder rampage? Is there something wrong wth me?
 
2012-12-14 10:41:33 PM
To own Farkers

How do I monetize this?

Seven days,
 
2012-12-14 10:42:32 PM
"We wanted the participants in the Twitter party we had just halted to see our message of sympathy. The way you do that is by adding the hashtag for the Twitter party. It was absolutely not used for any promotional reasons, but simply to ensure the participants of the Twitter party were able to see our message of sympathy."

I can see why the tweet could have been misinterpreted as advertising.

But this explanation makes sense, and I for one take them at their word.

Does anybody really believe that even the most tone-deaf PR professionals would attempt to cash in on the murder of 20 children?

Let's reserve our outrage for the people that actually deserve it.

/looking at you, Mike Huckabee
 
2012-12-14 10:44:38 PM
The best we can hope is that the media don't glorify this asshole by making him the most important part of the story.

Who am I kidding, I'm sure they'll be posting his image all over their front pages and spending hours talking about his motives.

Charlie Brooker explains why the media shouldn't fetishize the murderers and FFS he is right. Focus on the victims, not on the bastard that killed them.
 
2012-12-14 10:45:10 PM

LiQuid!: Social media overreacts to EVERYTHING in the face of terrible tragedy?! YOU DON'T SAY!! Kmart's explanation is totally fine and this headline is farking ridiculous.

Next stop on the witch hunt, *shakes dice* video games again!

[i.imgur.com image 411x533]


what scares me is the amount of "likes"
 
2012-12-14 10:46:05 PM

seventypercent: Does anybody really believe that even the most tone-deaf PR professionals would attempt to cash in on the murder of 20 children?


Well there was that dumbass who made some insensitive tweet after the aurora shootings to sell dresses or some shiat.
 
2012-12-14 10:46:31 PM

ultraholland: LiQuid!: video games again!

every year the graphics get more evil

 

Not with WoW!

/why the fark do i still pay for that
 
2012-12-14 10:47:26 PM
Dear Submittard and Twitter,

i.imgur.com


That is all
 
2012-12-14 10:48:34 PM
Well said, LiQuid!.

/I didn't add the exclamation point. That's just part of his name. 
//Thoughts are with those affected. Unbelievable tragedy.
 
2012-12-14 10:50:44 PM

bonefish: Strange. I'm giving Mass Effect 2 another playthrough now and I don't have any urges to kill my son or go on a murder rampage? Is there something wrong wth me?


Whiner. Back in the d&d days I had to make it to 20th level Anti-Paladin before they invited me to my first Satanic Mass.

Made me bring the goat too.
 
2012-12-14 10:51:13 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: Dear Submittard and Twitter,

[i.imgur.com image 528x500]


That is all


You do realize that her name is Britney Spears? You should have spelled your name "Britney Spears' Speculum."

That is all
 
2012-12-14 10:53:44 PM
Reminds me of this story from after the Aurora shootings.
 
2012-12-14 10:53:55 PM

seventypercent: Does anybody really believe that even the most tone-deaf PR professionals would attempt to cash in on the murder of 20 children?


"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,"

-Rahm Emanuel

/that is all...
 
2012-12-14 10:57:23 PM
As long as the media keeps glorifying these assholes that kill lots of people, they will keep killing. I'm sure this guy's face will be all over the media in a matter of hours, if it isn't already.

If you are unhappy with your life and you want everyone to know about it, what better way than to murder lots of people, and be famous for a few days.

I think the media has to take responsibility and not give these guys their 15 minutes of fame. But they can't tear themselves away. It is the media that makes these people important. It's not enough to kill yourself, you have to kill scores of others, so that everyone knows how unhappy you were.

And the more you kill, the more the media will talk about you. That is the reason mass murderers do it. They want to be famous. And the media will make them more famous for every dead body. The media needs to quit it's appetite for murder.
 
2012-12-14 11:01:25 PM
To desensationalize
 
2012-12-14 11:01:47 PM
Umm...
Kmart sent us(Business Insider) this statement explaining what happened:

"We wanted the participants in the Twitter party we had just halted to see our message of sympathy. The way you do that is by adding the hashtag for the Twitter party. It was absolutely not used for any promotional reasons, but simply to ensure the participants of the Twitter party were able to see our message of sympathy."

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/kmart-newtown-tweet-2012-12#ixzz2F5c1Nb DY
 
2012-12-14 11:02:17 PM
people tweeting Kmart
 
2012-12-14 11:06:21 PM

Shazam999: Twitter needs to be destroyed.


And all books too!

And stupid people! (You better hide Moron!)
 
2012-12-14 11:06:53 PM

LiQuid!: Social media overreacts to EVERYTHING in the face of terrible tragedy?! YOU DON'T SAY!! Kmart's explanation is totally fine and this headline is farking ridiculous.

Next stop on the witch hunt, *shakes dice* video games again!

[i.imgur.com image 411x533]


BWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHHHHAHAHAHA wow holy farking crap that thread is four pounds of fun in a two-pound straitjacket.
 
2012-12-14 11:10:15 PM

Karne: Shazam999: Twitter needs to be destroyed.

And all books too!

And stupid people! (You better hide Moron!)


No.

You.
 
2012-12-14 11:14:02 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: Dear Submittard and Twitter,

[i.imgur.com image 528x500]


That is all


Completely off-topic, but I always wondered who told the potato gal about the pics. Not to be too insensitive of a douche, but I had far less animosity towards whoever used her image in a silly joke than whoever decided her life was incomplete without knowing about it, Might be a terribly prejudiced belief but I somehow doubt she would have found it on her own.
 
2012-12-14 11:25:07 PM
Kmart is right, you are wrong. #submittard
 
2012-12-14 11:51:29 PM

seventypercent: Does anybody really believe that even the most tone-deaf PR professionals would attempt to cash in on the murder of 20 children?


Yes, because this is America™ and Money™ is more important than children.
 
2012-12-15 12:02:08 AM
Why do they have to glamorize automobiles when people die on the road everyday?

We need to start blaming the cars and keep this from ever happening again.
 
2012-12-15 12:03:20 AM

onlyadistraction: Britney Spear's Speculum: Dear Submittard and Twitter,

[i.imgur.com image 528x500]


That is all

You do realize that her name is Britney Spears? You should have spelled your name "Britney Spears' Speculum."

That is all


You do realize that names that end in "s" may be possessive either through Spears' AND Spears's, and that both are correct?

That is all
 
2012-12-15 12:23:40 AM

Thats_Not_My_Baby: onlyadistraction: Britney Spear's Speculum: Dear Submittard and Twitter,

[i.imgur.com image 528x500]


That is all

You do realize that her name is Britney Spears? You should have spelled your name "Britney Spears' Speculum."

That is all

You do realize that names that end in "s" may be possessive either through Spears' AND Spears's, and that both are correct?

That is all


You do realize that neither Spears' OR Spears's is Spear's?

That is all.
 
2012-12-15 12:34:51 AM

Thats_Not_My_Baby: onlyadistraction: Britney Spear's Speculum: Dear Submittard and Twitter,

[i.imgur.com image 528x500]


That is all

You do realize that her name is Britney Spears? You should have spelled your name "Britney Spears' Speculum."

That is all

You do realize that names that end in "s" may be possessive either through Spears' AND Spears's, and that both are correct?

That is all


Some jokes are like onions.
 
2012-12-15 12:38:06 AM

King Something: seventypercent: Does anybody really believe that even the most tone-deaf PR professionals would attempt to cash in on the murder of 20 children?

Yes


Well then, you are an idiot.
 
2012-12-15 12:59:16 AM
This is a perfect example of why Fark's commenting and admin system is broken. Misleading headline? Fine, but when you have to wade through 40+ comments to find out the actual situation? Ponderous.
 
2012-12-15 01:11:35 AM

John Paul Jones: This is a perfect example of why Fark's commenting and admin system is broken. Misleading headline? Fine, but when you have to wade through 40+ comments to find out the actual situation? Ponderous.


Or you could RTFA itself which says it much more quickly.
 
2012-12-15 01:11:52 AM

Crudbucket: Thats_Not_My_Baby: onlyadistraction: Britney Spear's Speculum: Dear Submittard and Twitter,

[i.imgur.com image 528x500]


That is all

You do realize that her name is Britney Spears? You should have spelled your name "Britney Spears' Speculum."

That is all

You do realize that names that end in "s" may be possessive either through Spears' AND Spears's, and that both are correct?

That is all

You do realize that neither Spears' OR Spears's is Spear's?

That is all.


Oh...SNAP!
 
2012-12-15 01:43:57 AM

seventypercent: Does anybody really believe that even the most tone-deaf PR professionals would attempt to cash in on the murder of 20 children?


i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-15 02:03:44 AM

seventypercent: Does anybody really believe that even the most tone-deaf PR professionals would attempt to cash in on the murder of 20 children?


I do.
 
2012-12-15 02:33:23 AM
Game of Thrones' Facebook page promoted a "See everyone murdered in Game of Thrones" link, everyone flipped their shiat on them, they had the post deleted within 5mins...
 
2012-12-15 02:46:34 AM

epoc_tnac: In 2010 - the latest year for which detailed statistics are available - there were 12,996 murders in the US. Of those, 8,775 were caused by firearms.

I wonder how many of those that weren't in numbers that the news cares about are interesting to the general public.

It is horrific that 27 died today. But thousands have died this year. I'm sure at least 20 children were among them.

Why is it worse when they all die at the same time, than when they die every day?


You're not really serious, are you?
 
2012-12-15 03:24:38 AM
Well, any excuse not to go into K-Mart is OK with me. I usually use "Because it's K-Mart" though.
 
2012-12-15 05:32:32 AM
If I had any hope of ever understanding Twitter it went out the window when I learned that K Mart throws parties on it. K Mart couldn't throw a party inside a K Mart, and they sell party supplies!
 
2012-12-15 05:49:05 AM
twitter..... party?

that sounds just awful
 
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