Thursday, April 19, 2007
First in a Series
Well, now it is official: all a disaffected youth needs to do to get his face all over the television 24/7 is to mail a crappy home-made video to NBC and go shoot some people. Anheuser-Busch pays umpteen squidzillion bucks for three or four minutes during the SuperBowl and they don't get nearly the traction that the Virginia Tech shooter got for $3.99 worth of video tape and a hundred dollars worth of 9mm ammo.
I suppose it is too much to ask for the media to show any restraint in giving mass murderers the attention they crave but perhaps the could publish a rate sheet stating exactly how many people you have to kill to get saturation news coverage. It would be a pity if all the copycat killers thought they needed thirty-two victims each if they could get the job done with, say, twelve.