Shooting suspect surrenders, and then it gets interesting

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The title of the news story is “Alabama College shooting suspect surrenders to the media.” Getting “college shooting” and “media” in the same title is even better than penis and vagina in the same photo. And SFW.

Of course, the college was incidental to the story– but necessary to the media that wants to advertise the story. Shooting three women isn’t enough anymore, unless they’re coeds, and so by the mere fact that they abused the geography we can assume they weren’t.

But the part of the story that is important– he surrendered to the media– is glossed over. Did no one think to ask why he would do that?

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3 Responses to Shooting suspect surrenders, and then it gets interesting

  1. cat says:

    “I said, ‘Are you the shooter? He said, ‘Yes.'”
    After members of the media called 911, police arrived within minutes, knocked the man to the ground and handcuffed him, van Emst said.

    What happened in the “minutes” that must have dragged by oh-so-slowly as the perp stood there next to the journo?

    The journo didn’t ask any more questions? How were the police called? Did the journo say, “hang on a minute, pal, while I call the cops on my BlackBerry?”

    And why is the title of AP’s story “surrenders to media” and not “makes himself known to a reporter”? Because “the media” is now a mystical force that can cause revolutions, and get psycho college shooters to turn themselves in.

  2. BluegrassJack says:

    I’m intrigued by the posture of the young lady at the far right in the photo.