billryan
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September 21st, 2023 at 9:06:40 AM permalink
A few weeks ago, a retired police chief was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver. All indications were that it was an accident. The main Las Vegas newspaper had a reporter do what amounted to a puff piece about the man's life, and the headline recalled his love of laughter and coffee.
Only it turned out not to be an accident. Some lowlifes filmed the scene as they deliberately ran down a random victim, and posted the film online.
Instead of venting their anger at the scum who did this, a mob arose, blaming the newspaper and the reporter for somehow not knowing this was a murder and accusing them of making light of the situation.
Someone at the paper changed the article's headline, which drove the crowd into a deeper rage. Death threats against the reporter and editor have followed.
Insanity.
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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September 21st, 2023 at 9:28:29 AM permalink
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September 21st, 2023 at 10:53:53 AM permalink
Link?
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EvenBob
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September 21st, 2023 at 11:30:19 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

A few weeks ago, a retired police chief was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver. All indications were that it was an accident. The main Las Vegas newspaper had a reporter do what amounted to a puff piece about the man's life, and the headline recalled his love of laughter and coffee.
Only it turned out not to be an accident. Some lowlifes filmed the scene as they deliberately ran down a random victim, and posted the film online.
Instead of venting their anger at the scum who did this, a mob arose, blaming the newspaper and the reporter for somehow not knowing this was a murder and accusing them of making light of the situation.
Someone at the paper changed the article's headline, which drove the crowd into a deeper rage. Death threats against the reporter and editor have followed.
Insanity.
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Interesting how you left out of the story who was the driver of the murder vehicle and how many were in the car
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September 21st, 2023 at 12:14:56 PM permalink
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Interesting how you left out of the story who was the driver of the murder vehicle and how many were in the car
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Two teenagers. Both going to be tried as adults. Idiots.

And the hate campaign against the newspaper? "....coverage of the case has been the subject of a vicious online campaign spurred on by Elon Musk."

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The post skyrocketed to national attention when X owner Elon Musk shared it, adding, "An innocent man was murdered in cold blood while riding his bicycle. The killers joke about it on social media. Yet, where is the media outrage? Now you begin to understand the lie."



That guy continues to out-scumbag himself almost on a daily basis....LOL....I'm not sure what "outrage" he thinks there should be. The murderers have been caught with smoking gun evidence and they'll likely spend a few decades in jail. It's about as "case closed" as you can get.

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billryan
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September 21st, 2023 at 1:14:16 PM permalink
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Quote: billryan

A few weeks ago, a retired police chief was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver. All indications were that it was an accident. The main Las Vegas newspaper had a reporter do what amounted to a puff piece about the man's life, and the headline recalled his love of laughter and coffee.
Only it turned out not to be an accident. Some lowlifes filmed the scene as they deliberately ran down a random victim, and posted the film online.
Instead of venting their anger at the scum who did this, a mob arose, blaming the newspaper and the reporter for somehow not knowing this was a murder and accusing them of making light of the situation.
Someone at the paper changed the article's headline, which drove the crowd into a deeper rage. Death threats against the reporter and editor have followed.
Insanity.
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Interesting how you left out of the story who was the driver of the murder vehicle and how many were in the car
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The point isn't about the murder. It's about the insane response readers are having to the story.
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
dcjohn
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September 21st, 2023 at 2:17:19 PM permalink
Seems everyone is required to have an extreme reaction to everything and take sides without understanding all the facts or other peoples' thoughts, emotions, reactions, and so on. If mistakes were made, things were misrepresented, victims and perpetrators were confused, facts were missed etc that doesn't mean people are evil or stupid or part of some group you yearn to hate and blame for all the world's problems.

Musk's history of distorted comprehension, impulsive comments, and divisiveness is predictable and unconstructive. Better role models need to have bigger platforms.
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September 21st, 2023 at 2:18:41 PM permalink
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Quote: billryan

A few weeks ago, a retired police chief was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver. All indications were that it was an accident. The main Las Vegas newspaper had a reporter do what amounted to a puff piece about the man's life, and the headline recalled his love of laughter and coffee.
Only it turned out not to be an accident. Some lowlifes filmed the scene as they deliberately ran down a random victim, and posted the film online.
Instead of venting their anger at the scum who did this, a mob arose, blaming the newspaper and the reporter for somehow not knowing this was a murder and accusing them of making light of the situation.
Someone at the paper changed the article's headline, which drove the crowd into a deeper rage. Death threats against the reporter and editor have followed.
Insanity.
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Interesting how you left out of the story who was the driver of the murder vehicle and how many were in the car
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The point isn't about the murder. It's about the insane response readers are having to the story.
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It can be about both. It’s stories like this that make me yearn for the death penalty.
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