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Here we go again

by itsdigger / January 22, 2013 4:31 AM PST
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It's probably happened more often than we've heard...
by Steven Haninger / January 22, 2013 4:50 AM PST
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but now that it's become fashionable and part of a larger agenda...

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Ah yes, that "agenda" of reporting the news
by Josh K / January 22, 2013 5:00 AM PST

When we get to a point where a school shooting isn't news anymore, we've pretty much had it as a first-world country.

It's not a journalist's job to evaluate whether a story perpetrates someone's perceived agenda before deciding to cover it.

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Once any shooting made the news
by Steven Haninger / January 22, 2013 5:08 AM PST

In Chicago it happened over 500 times that someone died last year. While I don't get the Sun Times or Tribune here but it's my guess is that it's no longer newsworthy and/or would take up too much valuable space to cover every murder.

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Chicago can't get much liberal coverage
by TONI H / January 22, 2013 11:16 PM PST

It's a failing city....but more importantly, it's BO's hometown. Can't ever discuss anything bad that sheds a shadow on this president.

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Oh rats
by Josh K / January 22, 2013 11:20 PM PST

You discovered the worldwide media conspiracy to keep quiet about crime in Chicago because it's Obama's hometown. Wink

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Basically not important because
by Steven Haninger / January 22, 2013 11:23 PM PST

tackling that issue gains no political real estate. It's a local issue and, in many eyes, it's just bad people shooting other bad people. Besides, they almost all have illegally acquired weapons and there's no way to collect them voluntarily. The only way to get guns off the street is to go after those who didn't or won't break the law to get or keep them.

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Per NBC News: "the incident was gang-related"
by MarkatNite / January 22, 2013 8:22 AM PST
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Aha, already posted before mine
by James Denison / January 22, 2013 8:59 AM PST
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I sure wish opening subject lines were more descriptive.

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(NT) I'm sure you'll correct that when you duplicate this post. R
by Ziks511 / January 23, 2013 10:14 PM PST

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