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More Chicago gun violence .... this time, it's a CEO

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Baron Scicluna, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Executive who was demoted during a downsizing shoots CEO, who is in critical condition, then shoots and kills himself. According to the story, they were also friends.


    The story is also on other websites, such as USA Today, ABC, CBS and NBC news.

    So why is the MEDIA! giving this such major coverage, while the poor inner-city kids get just a few grafs on the inside?
  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    That's like three blocks from me. Had no idea.
  3. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Guy couldn't hit dick. :eek:
  4. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    I took one journalism class. The only thing I remember is the professor harping on the first three letters of the word news.

    The takeaway was, if it's not new, it's not news.
  5. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Interesting that I saw this on my local news in the Southeast and thought the same thing. YF might have a point in this case. But I guess the difference is that everyone in that office building could have been in danger. Though that's also the case if there is a shootout on a public street.
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Sounds like gang violence to me. Nothing to see here.
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

  8. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    Thank goodness that god-fearing American was able to catch his CEO off guard and exercise his constitutional right to defend himself.
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    They respond to all shootings the same way, right?

  10. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Is it fair to assume Baron Scicluna has Google alerts set up for CEO shootings?
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Baron must have been awfully disappointed to learn it was the number two guy in the company who pulled the trigger, and not some downtrodden worker bee.
  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I'll admit, I was a bit. Mostly, though, it was the fact that it happened in Chicago, where so many shootings occur, and how the MEDIA! was covering it.
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