Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:21 AM
underpants (110,615 posts)
The Morgan Freeman "quote" on Sandy Hook is a hoax (I agree with it but it is pretty clearly a hoax)
If you get this in an email or on Facebook or Twitter be advised that as good of a quote as it is it is a hoax.
Morgan Freeman’s Newtown ‘Statement’ Almost Definitely A Hoax
Snopes also says it can't be attributed to him
----Anyway here is the statement ----
Morgan Freeman's brilliant take on what happened yesterday :
"You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here's why.
It's because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single *victim* of Columbine? Disturbed
people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he'll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody.
CNN's article says that if the body count "holds up", this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer's face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer's identity? None that I've seen yet. Because they don't sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you've just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next.
You can help by forgetting you ever read this man's name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem. You can help by turning off the news."
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The Morgan Freeman "quote" on Sandy Hook is a hoax (I agree with it but it is pretty clearly a hoax) (Original post)
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Response to graywarrior (Reply #1)
Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:28 AM
Barack_America (25,698 posts)
2. Except the "instead of pointing to gun control as the problem" bit.
Which may give us a clue to with what group this quote originated.
Blame the media, blame mental health, don't blame the guns. Sounds familiar.
Response to underpants (Original post)
Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:46 AM
graham4anything (11,464 posts)
4. I have said this for 50 years now. Since Bobby & MLK died from a gun
especially John Lennon
the freakin' awipe is always mentioned together.
the name should be made illegal to print same with their families and friends