The Muthaship: StoPPeRmobile: Hint: it's more than 20.So, you don't know either? You really never did have a point did you?I'm sorry you got sucked into ChuDogg's BS hard guy routine and had it blow up in your face. But, the fact is, this is tragedy. Don't try to assign how you feel about it to others.
StoPPeRmobile: I feel bad for you if the deaths of these children doesn't bother you.
The Muthaship: heili skrimsli: Sorry, it was the annual number for 2009.The total for 2009 was just over 33k
heili skrimsli: Not of children under the age of 15.
The Muthaship: StoPPeRmobile: I feel bad for you if the deaths of these children doesn't bother you.It absolutely does.
StoPPeRmobile: So, it bothers you every minute of every day?
The Muthaship: StoPPeRmobile: So, it bothers you every minute of every day?I try not to think about it constantly. But, it bothers me often. It's the main reason I left the prosecutor's office years ago. There's a difference in acuteness between this massacre that happened out of the blue, and the ongoing misfortune of lives being ended too soon by the causes that have become well known to us.And we can be done. You don't have any interest in how I feel about this, you're just being a dick. Enjoy that.
Gulper Eel: tetsoushima: I live in Danbury, I know a couple of the people that died. It's not just that the reporters are there trying to get a story, it's that they are extremely aggressive towards grieving families and townspeople. The more stories I'm hearing from friends, the more I just want to take a short drive and do something immature. Can you say "cock" on the air?Work it in subtly - chances are some yutz will miss it in the editing process.There's also the time-honored practice of giving them your name as Heywood Jablome. If you pronounce the name to them as HA-blo-mee they'll never catch it.If it works you have to submit it to Fark, of course.
incendi: Pro-tip: pass a five dollar excise tax on hot caffeinated beverages for a week after any major tragedy. If you're gonna be infested by newsmongerers, at least make it worth your while.
The Muthaship: had98c: They have accountability to their superiors to get the news story by any means necessary. That's their job. They don't get paid to be decent.I wonder what kind of person a job like that attracts?
Phins: The Muthaship: had98c: They have accountability to their superiors to get the news story by any means necessary. That's their job. They don't get paid to be decent.I wonder what kind of person a job like that attracts?I used to be a reporter and most of us became reporters because we wanted to be Woodward and Bernstein. I was able to do some real investigative reporting for a few months and it was the best. Interesting, exciting...seeing the story that revealed the dirty tricks, the lying pricks, it's an amazing feeling. And you're actually doing good.But notice that I said I was able to do it "for a few months." Real investigative reporting takes time and money and there are very few organizations willing to put in the time or money.What happened in Newton is news so obviously reporters are going to go there to cover the story. The print reporters will go about doing their jobs quietly and methodically and they're the ones who will get good information and in-depth information. It's the TV reporters who are so obnoxious while doing no actual reporting. To be fair, they need visuals but they don't need to be in front of the church during a funeral. But they feel they have to be there because everybody else is there. And nobody is going to watch a reporter standing in front of an empty church describing what it was like earlier when they can watch actual people going to a funeral on another station.You can call reporters vultures but they're just feeding the vultures. They wouldn't be doing it, they wouldn't show it if people weren't watching. I'm a news junkie but I don't want to see these people going to funerals. And I don't see that as news.My interest in the story at this point is along the lines of learning about the shooter, why he did it, how we get people like that and what will actually help prevent it from happening again.I don't want to hear about the funerals. I don't want to read/hear little portraits of the children who were killed, what ...
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