At 7/20/12 06:14 PM, VGmasters wrote:
Here we go again...
To be expected... Unfortunate and sad circumstances such as these are going to have some predictable results as well. Even in this thread, those that would make light of the situation, or those that say "well I would have..." ...shut up. You would have heard gunfire been like "what the fuck is going on" and got down and looked to escape like most people.
Then of course there are the ones looking for the scapegoat or someone to blame or would use this incident as an example for their platform against something they oppose anyway. Violent video games etc.....uh....what movie was this at? Oh, the same one with a world in which villians create panic and chaos violently in the first place. It's easy for people to try and make some type of connection or correlation...and as such....they do. Sadly, I don't even think it's their opinions that make them as guilty.
This is the same story, no matter where we hear it from and that's not to say it shouldn't be shown. It's tragic and people need to know, should know. But media or even some people want those ratings or attention and whoever can provide that different bit of insight or appeal that will have more people turn attention their way is what most people do. I'm sure there have been many to make a connection between the movie, video games, troubled past etc...and whoever has some merit or credible thing to show...the media will shine some light on it. Most likely not even for relevance or concern, but because they want people to pay attention to their presentation of the incidents.
And those in that spotlight will take advantage to make their point using the incident as their main platform and trying to make even connections where there are none to prove a point. Media will most likely exploit all angles of the story to get more people listening, watching, interested, scared etc. Interviews from the next door neighbor's babysitter who once walked their dog and saw the suspect yelling one time.... People's opinion's who are "experts" in some field talking about an isolated incident. Or similar stories that are actually irrelevant except that their in the ballpark of the events and now give people more to look into.
Basic summary: exploitation all around. The world we live in. Sad