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January 16th, 2013, 17:45
I tend to agree that there is definitely a meme thing goin on - this idea is like a virus traveling around and finding new disturbed minds to infect again and again.
But it's a bit simple blaming "the media", don't you think? It's to a large part simply human nature to be facinated by the horrific.
And would we really want media to distort reality by NOT reporting on these things or analyzing the reasons for the killing, or the motivation of the Killer?

And by the way, I don't know about the american cases, but I definitely remember media coverage exclusively dealing with the victims in case of the Utoya shooting in Norway, often very respectful, too.

Of course the last sentence then jumps to conclusions that are hardly warranted (although I will always support more money for research, and watching less TV, heh )
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