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Truthbeknown Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 06:36 PM
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Steve Capus Should Be Fired
He is the current president of NBC News, who made the irresponsible decision to go on the air last night with that madman killer's rant. It is ironic, he is the man who fired Don Imus. They both deserve to be fired. Imus had to apologize to the Rutger's women basketball team, rightly so, and Capus needs to apologize to all of the victim's families and to the entire Virginia Tech student body for giving the killer what he wanted, his video,pics and ramblings all over the world. What a disgrace!!!
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 06:38 PM
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1. Agreed - he is a creepy little winer. n/t
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muntrv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 06:38 PM
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2. Ed Schultz was railing against NBC today regarding this. I say Ed's right.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 06:41 PM
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3. Everybody on NBC should be fired
except keith Olbermann who should be made president of the entire network. Oh and Brian Williams and Tim Russert and Tweety who should have to shine Keith's shoes.
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Truthbeknown Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 06:44 PM
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4. Sounds good to me
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 06:51 PM
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8. ...and call him "MR. OLBERMANN, SIR!"...
;)
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 06:53 PM
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10. Why shouldnt Olbermann be fired too?
If you are going to throw Capus under the bus and everybody at NBC, you have to fire KO too because he showed the videos just as much as everybody else.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 07:00 PM
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16. Has nothin to do with the videos. I just think they should be fired.
Stop being logical.

:hi:
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Robson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 06:48 PM
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5. Disagree
I don't want only the police and pundits and others to be able to evaluate and screen information for Americans and myself. I want to see and evaluate for myself what his last words were in the suicide note, and also what these words and threats were and especially the projection of his warped physche.

I would have preferred that the info was temporarily witheld because of other nutcases that may wish to piggy back, and copy cat, but I believe it important that we all understand these individuals more than we currently do.

I don't buy into the philosophy that it takes a PHD or MD in mental health to recognize such symptoms.

This individual was caught up in a system that prevented his treatment, the sharing of his disorder with those able to do something, and most importantly protecting innocent people.

Most importantly why was any individual with these problems allowed to purchase a firearm?
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Truthbeknown Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 07:00 PM
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15. I was asking your last question myself
but I found out because he bought the guns in Virginia. Other states, such as New Jersey, it would have taken him a lot longer to get them, if at all, because of his mental problems. There should be a national standard for gun laws.
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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 06:51 PM
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6. Really. He did a lot of damage with that decision. He has made
a terrible mistake and we will all pay for it.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 06:51 PM
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7. I disagree
what they received was certainly newsworthy, and of wide interest. I don't want NBC "protecting" me from reality. That's not their job.

As is always the case, your TV comes with an Off button.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 06:52 PM
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9. Did all the other news stations play it too?
Furthermore, didn't they only play it because so many millions of americans wanted to see it?

Should they lose their jobs too?
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Truthbeknown Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 07:05 PM
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18. No, because Steve Capus was the man who made the initial decision to release it the way he did.
by giving the killer what he wanted.
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TheWebHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 06:54 PM
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11. name one
Tell me a local 10/11 PM local newscast that didn't lead w/ the Cho video/pics. Every news outlet in America came to the same editorial decision to broadcast this, so the focus on NBC is frankly bizarre. NBC held back 95%+ of the material, including what I assume to be race related remarks. You guys are the same people who perpetuate the media's current methodology of covering warfare, showing none of the grizzly realities of war, which is key to wars being supported. I want transparency in media, and too many people on this forum want censorship.
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 06:54 PM
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13. Correct, and every news organization cut back on it today.
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Robson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 06:57 PM
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14. 100% transparency in media and government
Censorship by some dimwitted corrupt bureaucrat individual with an agebda is not good for America.

If i may sound partisan & patriotic.....that sounds like something the Bush admin. would favor.
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Truthbeknown Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 07:21 PM
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19. You are getting censorship whether you like it or not in this country
I am not talking about censorship but using common sense when it comes to not giving the madman killer what he wanted and having some feelings for the victims families. It was totally irresponsible because he was mentally ill and only psychiatrists or psychologists could decipher his madness yet they chose to release it to the whole world, including other mentally ill copycats, remember the killer himself mentioned Colombine.
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SayWhatYo Donating Member (991 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 06:54 PM
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12. Had he not released then...
Had he not released it then there would other people(perhaps even you) screaming that he should be fired for not releasing it, and playing "god" when it came to reporting the news...

Although I do agree that it shouldn't have been released because it only gave the sick fuck what he wanted. However, I do not think he should be fired for it.
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Robson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 07:01 PM
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17. We either have open uncensored news or we have someone decide what we should see...such as Bush
Is George Bush that someone? Who is that someone that determines what it is we should see? News is news and once it is news it should become available to all of us.
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Truthbeknown Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 07:55 PM
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22. See post #19
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 07:25 PM
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20. i didn't watch any of the things that were sent to nbc, that was my choice
and while it's in bad taste imo no one is forced to watch it. The last thing we need is more censorship because it will start will nbc and then move on up the road. You have the control to watch or not, i chose not.
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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 07:45 PM
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21. I don't have a problem with it. NBC gave it to the FBI first....
who after looking at it and getting copies, etc., cleared it for publication.

NBC then made a decision to release just tiny bits of it.

It might have been better if they'd held it back a couple of days. But I don't think the timing was that big a deal.

It's news. It's valuable for Americans to see a nutcase in action, the workings of the mind, esp. juxtaposed with the descriptions of his behavior by his roomies and classmates, which was just the opposite of how he appears in the video.

It's a lesson for us all. It's newsworthy. I don't have a problem w/it at all. Since they gave it to the feds first.
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Truthbeknown Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 08:02 PM
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23. Of course the Feds always make the right decisions.
Apparently they didn't care about the victims families either.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 08:08 PM
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24. Ashleigh BANFIELD said CAPUS comforted her when Savage-WIENER shat on her
He said the boss at that time (KAPLAN?), when she complained to him about WIENER's calling her a slut and (something else), told her she needed to suck it up and that when she went out into the hall CAPUS put his arms around her and said how sucky it all was. She was really big on him when she was on Larry KING talking about how women were maligned in general and by sL-IMUS in particular.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 08:10 PM
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25. But, but, but
He's Mr. Integrity - that's why he fired Imus :sarcasm:
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 08:10 PM
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26. Strongly disagree. n/t
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 08:12 PM
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27. I disagree n/t
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