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View Diary: Eric Cantor's Loss Is Shocking! Another School Shooting? Not so much. (43 comments)

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  •  Man bites dog is news. Dog bites man is not. (4+ / 0-)
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    PeterHug, Burned, Texknight, oofer

    Since school shootings have become common, they are less newsworthy. Just as fatalities in auto accidents have become, at most, one day news below the fold events, so have school shootings.
       Just part of the background noise.

    •  I was with my young children at our local bar-food (14+ / 0-)

      joint we love the other day (after a hike through the park to get there), and the local news was on.

      Of course, it was the typical, traumatic fare of murders, fires and robberies. When one of my kids asked, "Why is everything on the news so bad?" I responded, "Because those things which are bad are not normal, they aren't the good things which normally happen in our lives. So news is what is not normal, and fortunately, bad things for us are not normal."

      They kind of nodded and understood as we all tried to look away and just eat our fries.

      "If the Jew who struggles for justice for Palestine is considered anti-Semitic, & if Palestinians seeking self-determination are so accused...then no oppositional move can take place w/o risking the accusation." - Judith Butler

      by David Harris Gershon on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 06:34:45 AM PDT

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    •  An epidemic should be news worthy. (1+ / 0-)
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      AnnieR

      If 74 Republican Congresspeople lost their seats in the last 18 months, the GOP would be damned sure to do something about it.
      The New Media would be aflutter.

      While I recognize that there are only 435 Congresspeople, accepting the murder of our children as commonplace is unconscionable, even if we do have millions of them.

      "And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover, And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over." - John Masefield

      by mungley on Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 09:09:57 AM PDT

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