This makes me so mad.
When I was in high school, I watched a movie about these two kids who planned and executed a massacre at their school. I don’t want to look up the name because I spent the next year of high school and four years of college thinking about if my school would be the next one on the news.
I’m speechless at the nonchalance those “reporters” had about people’s lives being threatened or ended. There might be other kids in school who were just as afraid of a classmate shooting them as I was and the news that they might be seeing is passing it off as just another thing that happens every day?
It’s one thing for people to be a bit numb to the violence and gore that is presented in the news, but reporters and newspeople cannot be so desensitized to this as well. Keep asking, “Why is this happening?”, “How can this be stopped?”, and “This is not something that should be ignored or made light of.”
I’m not the best at describing what I’m thinking about or putting it down into words, but I remember how scary it is to be a kid and see how easy it is for weapons to make it into a place that you felt safe in. Seeing influential people on television or in movies being so facetious about something so horrible that ends lives. It’s taking a legitimate fear of tragedy and belittling it on LIVE TELEVISION.
I had hoped someone/anyone/everyone affected by a school shooting or violence of any nature would see this and react swiftly. I thought being a newsperson was about reporting facts and inciting change, not complacency.
What a world.
(Source: sandandglass, via hexidecimal)