Re: virus: Meme Update #29: Copycat Shootings

James Veverka (
Tue, 22 Jun 1999 13:15:18 -0400 (EDT)

Sodom revealed:

I don't question that they follow behavior on TV or that they watch too much and do too little - about that you get no argument from me. I simply don't think that we are "saturated" with the negative images. I don't think most the images are negative - nor disturbing, or bad. Just to be sure I felt good about that statement, I went directly my satellite tv and ran through the channels - and sure enough, almost no violent shows at all, those that were were mostly movies. Lots of baseball and meaningless drivel, but little violence. This was at 4:00, I looked again at 8:00 and it was mostly the same, a few more drama shows, but that's about it. I simply don't think the problem is in the content - but the dependence.

I concur. It seems as if the attention the press gives to what is violent casts a shadow upon everything else. ..............jim