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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Shooter "deranged," "crazy," "strange," has "troubled background

So says the mainstream media.

This fits in nicely with how the media attributes criminal motivations almost solely to individual level factors and especially mental illness or insanity.

Here are some examples of this in recent articles:

And here is an argument about how silly it is for some media organizations to "rush to delete embarrassing, incriminating, or inconvenient Web pages in the wake of breaking news."

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