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Morgan Freeman and shootings

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Posted: Dec 15, 2012, 12:31 PM

Before he passed, Morgan Freeman had this to say about why shootings keep happening. Thought it was spot on-

"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."

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Very true.

Posted: Dec 15, 2012, 12:34 PM

I hate to ruin the sad mood, but I read all that in Morgan Freeman's voice.

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Posted: Dec 15, 2012, 12:38 PM

I read EVERYTHING in Morgan Freeman's voice.
Step it up.



Posted: Dec 15, 2012, 12:45 PM

I've gone back and forth the last few minutes trying to decide whether or not I should even write this. In the end, I realized I would regret it if I didn't, so here it goes. I know the last time we saw each other, we weren't exactly hitting the sweetest notes-certain wasn't the way I wanted the trip to end. I suppose I'm responsible and for that, I'm sorry. But in all honestly, if I had the chance, I'd do it again. Marge said I left a stranger and came back a husband; I owe that to you. There's no way I can repay you for all you've done for me, so rather than try, I'm just going to ask you to do something else for me-find the joy in your life. You once said you're not everyone. Well, that's true-you're certainly not everyone, but everyone is everyone. My pastor always says our lives are streams flowing into the same river towards whatever heaven lies in the mist beyond the falls. Find the joy in your life, DGUARCELLO. My dear friend, close your eyes and let the waters take you home.




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Posted: Dec 15, 2012, 12:50 PM


Isnt he the guy who drove around

Posted: Dec 15, 2012, 12:58 PM

some old lady? And now he is/was an expert on the media?


no less than

Posted: Dec 15, 2012, 1:00 PM

almost everyone in here saying the same or different things as if they were fact....don't need to be an expert to have an opinion.

(PS, I switched it up and read that as Jason Statham)


"Before he passed"???

Posted: Dec 15, 2012, 12:37 PM



Re: "Before he passed"???

Posted: Dec 15, 2012, 12:39 PM

Where did he pass to?


Morgan Freeman is not dead.

Posted: Dec 15, 2012, 12:38 PM



Yeah, I thought I found out that he died in this thread...***

Posted: Dec 15, 2012, 12:43 PM


Yea, saw him on a talk show a few weeks ago and this thread

Posted: Dec 15, 2012, 1:26 PM

made me think that he really looked good to be so dead!

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Posted: Dec 15, 2012, 12:52 PM

Morgan Freeman is not dead.

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well, they haven't announced the victim's names yet

Posted: Dec 15, 2012, 12:55 PM

which is gonna be really rough to see when they start flashing little children's faces on the screen. Kind of hard to focus on them when we don't know who they are yet.

And Bill O'Reilly made a conscious effort NOT to mention the killer's name last night. I like to watch his show (even though I rarely actually do) because he has perspective, something that 99% of the talking heads on TV sadly lack.

Morgan Freeman (or actually who ever signed his name to this fakery) needs to pay a bit more attention to things.

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so, you're saying that

Posted: Dec 15, 2012, 1:01 PM

Morgan Freeman could be dead....hmmmm


Ole Red should chisel those words in stone, and leave them

Posted: Dec 15, 2012, 1:01 PM

by a tree in Buxton, under a rock that has no earthly businesss being there....


You must mean " passed gas."***

Posted: Dec 15, 2012, 1:04 PM

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Nobody needs to be walking around with oozis

Posted: Dec 15, 2012, 1:05 PM

so if that' gun control, I'm all for it. How 'bout this: we allow everyone to carry nuclear weapons, since that's the highest weapon out there.


Who is walking around with Oozies???

Posted: Dec 15, 2012, 1:30 PM

I mean, if we are going to sensationalize something and exaggerate, make it good.


That's a simple term for

Posted: Dec 16, 2012, 5:11 PM

"High capacity magazines". Nothing sensationlized here. A kid just walked in with "high capacity magazine"(since you insist) and shot up a bunch of innocent children. I don't think that CAN be sensationalized.


uzi, just so we know***

Posted: Dec 16, 2012, 5:21 PM

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you nailed it

Posted: Dec 15, 2012, 1:20 PM

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Was there not an armed rescource officer at the school?

Posted: Dec 15, 2012, 1:32 PM

I know we had them in high school, can't remember if we had them in middle or elementary school. He was pretty much useless anyway, 65 years old, limping around and half asleep most of the time. Anyways, there should be an armed officer at every school in America whose job is to make sure things like this don't happen.


I don't know about where you live, but around here EVERY

Posted: Dec 15, 2012, 4:24 PM

referendum that comes along to raise property taxes in order to do something for the schools gets voted down. My kids are grown and were educated in NC. I don't have a kid in school here, but I'm not opposed to having $7 added to my annual property tax. Unfortunately, the local police department can't afford to pay a uniformed cop to man every single school. Neither can the school system.

So, it's a nice thought to say every school in America should have a uniformed officer on duty, but who's going to pay for that?

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The definition of awesome!

He was God in a movie but he isn't dead. Although I hope

Posted: Dec 15, 2012, 4:11 PM

God sounds like him.

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Posted: Dec 15, 2012, 4:22 PM


notice...no death?


Re: Morgan Freeman and shootings

Posted: Dec 15, 2012, 6:42 PM

I blame the people who do the killing.


Morgan Freeman is not dead and did NOT say that

Posted: Dec 16, 2012, 6:17 PM

God I hate the internet sometimes. Or maybe just the idiots that read it.


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I doubt he actually said that. I wouldn't label Morgan

Posted: Dec 16, 2012, 10:31 PM

Freeman as one of the great thinkers of our time.

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There's something in these hills.

Re: Morgan Freeman and shootings

Posted: Dec 17, 2012, 8:38 AM

I agree. When idiots run out on the field during sporting events do they put them on TV? This might not be the best comparison, but maybe the same logic needs to be applied.



Posted: Dec 17, 2012, 8:55 AM

is NOT dead, and did NOT say this, he has been falsely quoted.


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