BRIEF THOUGHTS

16 February
I signed up for the 3 month trial version of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).  Wow. Some good journalism.  So refreshing.  Have really been enjoying it.

However . . . I notice that I am receiving a "version".  I guess it is the western version, since that is the only other version that I have seen identified.

Because of the front page coverage this morning, I wanted to compare the normal version with the version I received and with the online version.  Well, I've only found the online version.  However, there is not a huge photo and article glorifying the shooter in Florida yesterday, like there is in the western version.

First, I am encouraged that other folks are also pointing out that glorifying the crimes and criminals in the media serves no good purpose.  But it does not seem to change the "culture" of priority media focus on violence, death, and destruction.

Secondly, I truly wonder why the "version" of the WSJ I am receiving does that when the online version does not.  I don't know if the normal version does, but I find no justification for the Western version doing so.  Is it an assumption that is the sort of news we want, which it is believed will sell WSJ in this region?  Our local papers and news can be depended on to provide an overdose of that for folks who, shamefully, feed off of such negativity.

Thirdly, what a strange coincidence that the terrorist attack at NSA yesterday morning was so quickly eclipsed by something worse.  I don't know if it was no longer mentioned on t.v. news, later, since I refrained from putting it on.  But it was given two paragraphs in WST on page two, mostly saying it was not a terrorist attack - even though an unauthorized vehicle entered and fired a weapon. 

Really?  So If it wasn't terrorism then what was it?  Oh . . .yes, must keep in mind that we are not supposed to concern ourselves with that - given that attention has been redirected to worse crimes of terror by shooters, glorified in the news, and nebulous "shots fired" elsewhere

At least we can give WSJ for not glorifying that incident.  However, there is a difference between a pertinent news report and the glorifying of crimes and criminals.

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