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    The public reaction to Sandy Hook was partially a response to the youth of the victims, and the fact that so many young people were killed all at once. Their gunshot bodies piled up in the corner of a classroom, where adults and kids alike had to be instructed to shut their eyes as they passed they doorway.

    While I agree with your thesis in the abstract, it's also important to note that the media, being what it is, will treat 20 deaths all at once as a bigger deal than 20 deaths disbursed throughout the country. That part is more race-blind than more generalized violence.

    But this tendency of the media devalues deaths of older kids spread geographically. I hope that someday this tendency is overcome.

    it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

    by Addison on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 09:07:43 PM PST

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