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  •  just to vent, the trad media coverage has been the (2+ / 0-)
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    usual awful, predictable, and exploitative gamish. I could only watch about 10 nanoseconds of coverage. Once you learn the scale and the location, there's nothing left to find out until much later.

    During my brief attempt to learn more about what happened, I hit on Chris Mathtews, who was saying to his reporter in the field something like, "What's the feeling like there . . .?"

    What the hell kind of stupid, air-filling, human psychodrama fallback position/question is that? What the hell do you think it's like? I can tell you without being there as part of that feeding frenzy/swarm.

    Horror, grief,  disbelief, holiday time, trauma, wailing, never be the same, get that camera out of my face!

    Leave these poor people alone except insofar as you are offering them something that may be of help. Other than that, get out and stay out.

    Fear is the mind-killer - Frank Herbert, Dune

    by p gorden lippy on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 12:15:06 PM PST

    •  p gorden lippy, well said. "Aside from that, Mrs. (1+ / 0-)
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      Lincoln, how did you like the play?"

      Fiscal conservative: a Republican ready to spend $5 to save a dime--especially if that dime is helping a non-donor.

      by Mayfly on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 12:59:23 PM PST

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    •  You answered your own question. (0+ / 0-)

      Air-filling.  That's the only reason to have cameras poked in the faces of the traumatized or the authorities who don't know enough yet to report anything.  

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 01:13:26 PM PST

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