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    Allergies kept me up last night so have basically seen about 12 hrs. of non stop coverage about the Boston terrorist pair. While it is a terrible tragedy for sure, I keep thinking these sick wack jobs that shoot up schools and plant bombs are egged on by the immortalization they know they'll get from the media. Is it really necessary to show their photos every 60 seconds? I can't help but think that at this very moment, there is a sicko out there watching all the nonstop coverage and plotting to go out in a blaze of glory so he, too can become immortal on TV and social media.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie R. View Post
    Allergies kept me up last night so have basically seen about 12 hrs. of non stop coverage about the Boston terrorist pair. While it is a terrible tragedy for sure, I keep thinking these sick wack jobs that shoot up schools and plant bombs are egged on by the immortalization they know they'll get from the media. Is it really necessary to show their photos every 60 seconds? I can't help but think that at this very moment, there is a sicko out there watching all the nonstop coverage and plotting to go out in a blaze of glory so he, too can become immortal on TV and social media.
    I feel the same way Julie. Sure could be a big plus for some outcast attention starved loser to know that by doing something stupid they will be immortalized by every news outlet

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    I fairness to the media at this point one is still at large and law enforcement has asked for the public's help in locating him. They are the ones releasing some of the new pics of him.
    After they are captured or dead, then stop showing them.
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    I agree but I just heard that the surviving terrorist might be headed to CT or NY. Considering I live just over the Throgs Neck Bridge, I don't mind hearing the constant news right now. Don't forget, he may still be carrying explosives.
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    I would like to know how, in this era...... that anyone drives away from that shootout. For Christ's sake, they should have had every helicopter they have following that car..... oh and how inconspicuous is a Mercedes riddled with bullet holes..... he should have been found by now....... seriously???????? Pathetic police work, IMO...... or the media is not telling us the whole story.... Seriously, this has me baffled.........
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    if there is one thing that Fox News does that drives me insane, is that they take a story and just bludgeon you with it, especially the ones where a trial is taking place...you would have thought the Casey Anthony or Jody Arias trials were the only things happening in the world..the 24/7 news cycle doesnt mean I want to see the same story for 24/7..enough already
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    BTW, if that Mercedes is from this decade, it most likely has GPS..... anyone grab a plate number???? link to VIN, voila...... GPS track that SOB...... I don't get it......
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    Wait....... just read the suspect fled on foot????? Seriously???? twenty cops couldn't keep up with, or hit a fleeing 19 yr old terrorist???? Even more confusing if you ask me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by troy schwab View Post
    I would like to know how, in this era...... that anyone drives away from that shootout. For Christ's sake, they should have had every helicopter they have following that car..... oh and how inconspicuous is a Mercedes riddled with bullet holes..... he should have been found by now....... seriously???????? Pathetic police work, IMO...... or the media is not telling us the whole story.... Seriously, this has me baffled.........
    You do realize that the police might not be releasing all the pertinent information...
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    Why doesn't erryone up there just go out to their backyard and fire off a couple rounds from their double barrel shotgun?
    That's a sure fire way to make sure he won't come into their house.
    Hopefully they catch the bastard and Water Board him prior to gutting him.
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