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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:51 PM

 

How low will ABC go? One of its correspondents just

breathlessly informed us all that "many parents in Newtown are having an early Christmas tonight."

Not one mention that this society is so completely and totally fucked in the head. That message wouldn't mesh with the ABC\Disney message of schmaltzy SHIT!

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:53 PM

1. what ? what exactly were they trying to say ?

were they referring to the shooting as an early christmas ? itd oesn't even make sense.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:56 PM

2. The parents whose children were NOT killed are 'getting an

 

early Christmas." The parents of those who were killed. Um, not so much.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:04 PM

9. It's not truly an *American* tragedy until some says something that utterly stupid.

Congratulations to this year's Jerry Falwell.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:37 PM

10. My wife had to tell me to pipe down, because I was shouting at the TV so loudly. This

 

society is truly fucked in the head. KCAL9 which I switched to now had a reporter on wondering whether things we say on Facebook and other online forums will need to be more closely scrutinized.

Gawd, and this from a member of the supposed 4th estate.

Sure, let's start spying on people's thoughts and expressions. Let's double down on our failed strategy and surely it will work. (See the Surge in Iraq for more on how this sort of logic operates.)

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:57 PM

3. So America is so fucked up that if your child is NOT SHOT.....

11 days before Christmas, it equals an early Christmas?

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:58 PM

5. That's the way I heard it and I shouted at the TV so loudly my

 

wife told me to cool down.

Color me fucking disgusted.

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:59 PM

6. so...go to the nearest Walmart and buy more presents for that child who survived

Merry Christmas Amen..

--------> of course

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:57 PM

4. It's the non-stop coverage that causes idiotic statements

They start reaching for something to say and it comes off horribly.

They need to slow down, be considerate and repeat or update any facts.

I can't listen to the coverage because most of it sounds so trite or misses the mark completely.

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:02 PM

7. yes. 24-hour news = nancy grace style coverage.

 

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:02 PM

8. You're far more charitable than I. I see vacuous statements as

 

reflective of the minds that utter them.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 03:12 PM

11. I guess I am trying to not be too cynical

I don't think some of the commentators mean to be trite but instead come off sounding that way by trying to find some other way
to say the same thing over and over making a mess out of their statements. There are those that just don't land well nd those that don't even attempt to edit themselves.

So yes, in some cases I am being charitable.

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