To yesterday’s post about gun control/2A
What is the role of journalists when covering America’s mass shooting crisis, and how can they responsibly report on tragedies like the recent shootings in Uvalde, Buffalo and Tulsa?
Those are complicated but crucial questions to answer, says Dannagal Young, a University of Delaware professor who studies the impact that news stories have on the public.
This difference is called episodically framed stories versus thematically framed stories.
Full article HERE from NPR of all places!
I am reminded of something that Max Schindler (original director of Meet the Press) told me a number of years ago. He said words to the effect that give him blood and guts and he could get that on air for 15 minutes daily for 3-4 days. A tear jerker ‘good’ story might get 1 minute one night.
And Proud Hillbilly, references this quote-
“This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty… The right to self-defence is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine the right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any colour or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.” St. George Tucker (1752-1827) Blackstone’s Commentaries: with Notes of Reference, to the Constitution and Laws, of the Federal Government of the United States; and of the Commonwealth of Virginia. As quoted in the majority opinion of the Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller in 2008.
Obviously ‘we’ are NOT the first country to deal with this issue, and it is obvious that our framers thought long and hard on ALL of the Bill of Rights.
Miggy and the folks over at Gun Free Zone have been beating on this for years, along with John over at No Lawyers- Only Guns and Money. There used to be quite a few more ‘dedicated’ gun bloggers, but they have by and large dropped out of the blogosphere for any number of reasons.
And a bit of ‘fun’ follow up- The grands had to go ‘help’ clean up the school for end of year. Of course there was a little ‘payback’ for them in the form of a bounce house waterslide and hot dogs after they finished…
And light kids and obviously SLICK waterslides allowed them to LAUNCH themselves… LOL
And the granddaughter screamed all the way down and looks like she got about a foot of ‘air’! LOL
And PP ended up helping with the food… Thanks to her and the other parents for leaving the kids a ‘positive’ impression of school!