Media in the Wake of Tragedy

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Currently we are living in a country who is obsessed with the news. This comes from the needless sensationalism created by 24 hour news stations who must trump up stories in order to fight the competing outlets for ratings. One of the stories that has been garnering a rather large portion of the news day is the unfortunate and tragic story about Dylann Roof and his personal agenda to begin a second Civil War by murdering nine people in a black church in Charleston, S.C. This event has been lambasted by all members of the media, as well as being described by the city’s mayor, Joseph P. Riley, Jr., as an act of, “Pure, pure concentrated evil.” Dylann was a single individual who planned and carried out this while taking a psychiatric drug called Suboxone, which was intended but failed, one could surmise, to keep him sane (edit: Dylann was not prescribed this drug, but instead was taking it recreationally). Continue reading Media in the Wake of Tragedy