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coalition_unwilling

(14,180 posts)
Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:51 PM Dec 2012

How low will ABC go? One of its correspondents just

breathlessly informed us all that "many parents in Newtown are having an early Christmas tonight."

Not one mention that this society is so completely and totally fucked in the head. That message wouldn't mesh with the ABC\Disney message of schmaltzy SHIT!

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JI7

(89,109 posts)
1. what ? what exactly were they trying to say ?
Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:53 PM
Dec 2012

were they referring to the shooting as an early christmas ? itd oesn't even make sense.

 

coalition_unwilling

(14,180 posts)
2. The parents whose children were NOT killed are 'getting an
Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:56 PM
Dec 2012

early Christmas." The parents of those who were killed. Um, not so much.

Bucky

(53,557 posts)
9. It's not truly an *American* tragedy until some says something that utterly stupid.
Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:04 PM
Dec 2012

Congratulations to this year's Jerry Falwell.

 

coalition_unwilling

(14,180 posts)
10. My wife had to tell me to pipe down, because I was shouting at the TV so loudly. This
Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:37 PM
Dec 2012

society is truly fucked in the head. KCAL9 which I switched to now had a reporter on wondering whether things we say on Facebook and other online forums will need to be more closely scrutinized.

Gawd, and this from a member of the supposed 4th estate.

Sure, let's start spying on people's thoughts and expressions. Let's double down on our failed strategy and surely it will work. (See the Surge in Iraq for more on how this sort of logic operates.)

angstlessk

(11,862 posts)
3. So America is so fucked up that if your child is NOT SHOT.....
Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:57 PM
Dec 2012

11 days before Christmas, it equals an early Christmas?

 

coalition_unwilling

(14,180 posts)
5. That's the way I heard it and I shouted at the TV so loudly my
Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:58 PM
Dec 2012

wife told me to cool down.

Color me fucking disgusted.

SoCalDem

(103,856 posts)
6. so...go to the nearest Walmart and buy more presents for that child who survived
Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:59 PM
Dec 2012

Merry Christmas Amen..

--------> of course

chowder66

(8,932 posts)
4. It's the non-stop coverage that causes idiotic statements
Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:57 PM
Dec 2012

They start reaching for something to say and it comes off horribly.

They need to slow down, be considerate and repeat or update any facts.

I can't listen to the coverage because most of it sounds so trite or misses the mark completely.

 

coalition_unwilling

(14,180 posts)
8. You're far more charitable than I. I see vacuous statements as
Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:02 PM
Dec 2012

reflective of the minds that utter them.

chowder66

(8,932 posts)
11. I guess I am trying to not be too cynical
Sat Dec 15, 2012, 02:12 PM
Dec 2012

I don't think some of the commentators mean to be trite but instead come off sounding that way by trying to find some other way
to say the same thing over and over making a mess out of their statements. There are those that just don't land well nd those that don't even attempt to edit themselves.

So yes, in some cases I am being charitable.

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