Monday, April 16, 2007

The Media Spin on Horrific Events

Nearly everyone in the academic blog world has made a comment about the Virginia Tech tragedy. A couple of people have mentioned the issue of gun control. But the media pundits are blaming video games and horror movies. I'm watching MSNBC right now and Scarborough has been trying to cut off the one guy who is pro gun control. I'm not sure that we can ascribe any one "cause" to such tragedies. Okay, now Dr. Phil on Larry King is blaming video games and the movies. Gah.

I do hate the way things like this turn into a feeding frenzy for the media pundits.