Re: Debunking the myths of Columbine, 10 years later
Originally Posted by Sanity
The whole point that I was making is that these guys were deeply disturbed. The media used the massacre to push their agendas. I'm saying stuff like this can possibly be prevented if we take severely depressed people seriously. I mean their parents found a video of these kids with guns basically saying what they planned to do. I would hope most parents would see that and step in immediately. Lives could have been saved, you guys are giving to much attention to the actual article. I'm going after the media and their garbage
Yeah I totally agree. The media, more often then not, hypes things up for their publicity's sake. Columbine is a prime example of that. But the truth is if I didn't read this ground-breaking article, I would have still stuck to the old myth of the two shooters as extreme social-out casts--which they weren't. So I am guessing the media labeled them that way for the sake of giving the public easy but not necessary accurate answers (which the media habitually does).