Thursday, April 19, 2007

Quick Question and a Favor

Post updated and bumped to top of page.
Originally published 4/18/07 @ 9:54 PM

How many newspapers in this country, while publishing long-winded editorials criticizing America's glorification of violence, will have that stupid-ass picture of that nutcake splashed across their front pages tomorrow morning?

[Update 4/19/07: Answer = many]

Way to give the little prick EXACTLY what he wanted!

Favor: To anyone considering posting any of those pictures on their websites and blogs, I ask you to reconsider. If you've already posted them, take them down. Together we can do our part to prevent this psychotic little dipshit from achieving the immortality he so desperately craved.

Getting the major networks to understand is a lost cause, of course. But it can be our way of sending one last "Fuck you, asshole!" to the deceased before his body's decomposition in hell is complete.

April 18, 2007

Dear Asshole,

Fuck you. You lose.


- Bruce M., No Looking Backwards
- DCE, Weekend Pundit
- Jim, Free New Hampshire
- Mashby, Stark Raving Mad
- Countertop, The Countertop Chronicles
- Jay G., MArooned
- Weer'd Beard, Weer'd World Arrrr
- Tom H., Freedom Under Fire
- Bradley O., Pr0ducer
- Matt, Matt Knows
- Cowboy Blob, Cowboy Blob's Saloon and Shootin Gallery
- Nylarthotep, Chaos-In-Motion
- Sebastian, Snowflakes in Hell
- Bill, No Better Country
- Jed, Freedom Sight
- Gunner, No Quarters
- AlanDP, Blogonomicon

If you're on board, link to this post, and sign this letter by leaving your name and blog in the comments, or by trackback, and I will update the post accordingly.

UPDATE: Via John in the comments...

If anyone's picture should go up, its the Israeli professor who showed us what a man ought to do.

Amen to that!

Heroism personified.

A 75-year-old Israeli professor and Holocaust survivor was killed in the massacre at Virginia Tech Monday when he leaped between the gunman and his students.

According to eye witnesses the heroic action of Liviu Librescu saved the lives of an unknown number of students in his class.

UPDATE II: Just a follow-up question...

Wouldn't it be nice if NBC News would give the homemade videos of the men and women serving overseas in the Armed Forces as much prominence and airtime as they've given this sick little piece of shit?

UPDATE III: Related story here.

NEW YORK --NBC News' decision to air some of the video and pictures sent by Virginia Tech shooter Cho Seung-Hui had immediate repercussions Thursday, with family members of victims canceling their plans to appear on the "Today" show.

The family members "were very upset" with NBC for airing the images, "Today" host Meredith Vieira said Thursday.

Cho, 23, sent a package filled with rambling, hate-filled video and written messages, and several pictures of him posing with a gun, to NBC News on the morning of his killing spree. It arrived in the mail Wednesday, and contents began airing on the network with the "Nightly News."

Today Show co-host Matt Lauer offers the all-too predictable response.

"We've made the decision because by showing some of this material, perhaps it will make us understand or answer the question why, why did it happen," he said.

Why did it happen?

It's quite simple to explain, actually.

Say you own a factory that makes toasters. It would be nice if 100% of your toasters worked 100% of the time. But, the reality of the situation is, a certain (hopefully low) percentage of the toasters you produce will prove to be defective, and you're going to have some disappointed customers having to deal with burnt toast.

Legislation requiring bakers to make their bread burn-proof won't change that simple truth.

UPDATE IV: Reader Jay G. reminds us...

Lest we forget at our own peril, these are the same cowardly fucks who refused to show the Mohammed cartoons "out of respect for the Muslim community".

Of course, if they thought for one minute that publishing the images of those cartoons could have stirred up the kind of emotional response with the general public, which the left so desperately needs in order to advance its political agenda, they'd have been deemed worthy of Page 1, above-the-fold status and would have been the lead story in the network evening news broadcasts for days.

Anyone who thinks otherwise has not been paying attention.

UPDATE V: Fox News gets the message.

Backlash Leads to Pullback on Cho Video

NEW YORK - With a backlash developing against the media for airing sickening pictures from Virginia Tech shooter Cho Seung-Hui, Fox News Channel said Thursday it would stop and other networks said they would severely limit their use.