Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I've been wondering the same thing!

Radio talk host and columnist Dennis Prager has a few questions about these shootings we've been seeing lately at our nation's universities. Here is the first one:
Question 1: Why are murderers always counted in the victims tally? The day after the mass murder of students at Northern Illinois University (NIU), the headline in the closest major newspaper, the Chicago Tribune, was: "6 Dead in NIU Shooting."

"6 dead" included the murderer. Why wasn't the headline "5 killed at NIU"? It is nothing less than moronic that the media routinely lump murderers and their victims in the same tally.

This is something entirely new. Until the morally confused took over the universities and the news media, murderers were never counted along with their victims. To give a military analogy, can one imagine a headline like this in an American newspaper after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor: "2,464 Dead in Pearl Harbor Attack"? After all, 55 Japanese airmen and nine Japanese crewmen also died in the attack....
That reminds me of a controversy in the aftermath of the Columbine massacre in 1999. An ad hoc memorial was set up not far from the school, and the nitwits who set up the memorial wanted to include the two murderers - Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold - because after all, they were students at that school too. Sick, sick, sick.

Good Day to You, Sir


nebraska girl said...

I've also seen article after article about the murderer, but nothing but names/ages on the victims. People wonder why this insanity is on the rise. Gee, could it be that after an attack we are saturated with stories/pictures of the monsters that perpetrated the crime? Hey MSM, stop giving psychos a platform to fulfill their desire to "be somebody"!

Donalbain said...

Was it not the grieving families who put up the memorial after Columbine? I am sure they will welcome your advice on how they should properly grieve.

Chanman said...

The families of whom? The killers? I don't care who did it and I wouldn't care if they welcomed my advice or rejected it - the simple fact is that the names of those killers belonged nowhere near the names of their victims.

It's kind of no-brainer.