Morgan Freeman Explains The Sandy Hook Shooting...

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  1. ELMACO510

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    I've posted other quotes and interviews from Morgan's Freeman before. I came across this one where he laments about the shooting yesterday. I believe he's spot one and a respect him for being honest and speaking the truth.




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    Morgan Freeman's brilliant take on what happened yesterday :

    "You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here's why.

    It's because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single *victim* of Columbine? Disturbed people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he'll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody.

    CNN's article says that if the body count "holds up", this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer's face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer's identity? None that I've seen yet. Because they don't sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you've just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next.

    You can help by forgetting you ever read this man's name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem. You can help by turning off the news."

    http://www.examiner.com/article/morgan-freeman-on-adam-lanza
     
  2. pontius pilot

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    agreed.
     
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    Couldn't agree more.
     
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    Morgan Freeman FTW
     
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    I would bet my left nut that 99/100 people couldn't name the columbine killers, batman killer or the oregon killer.

    He makes it sound like those guys that run onto the field during a sporting event. That because they try not to show it anymore, it happens less. I think it's a little deeper than that re: rampage killings.
     
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    BRILLIANT!!!!!

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    Just as I refuse to give any weight to the thoughts of people who read cue cards for a living.
     
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    Nice words, but not Morgan Freeman.
     
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    I like morgan freeman, but there has to be something measurably different between a monster who kills children and the rest of us.
     
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    Nah. Killing your mother and little children is a form of attention whoring that you'll never see.

    Just listen to his "lojik" :jj:
     
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    Did you read the article?
     
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    Most excellent use of gif sir.
     
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    Not tracking...

    He's saying these people are fucked in the head. But it's also the media exposure and their fucked up of sense of a "legacy" that drives them to commit mass murder. This was absolutely the case with Columbine.

    I'm not following how you got some parallel between us and them from what he said.
     
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    Yep. The author only states "This examiner happened to stumble across the words of Morgan Freeman and his thoughts..."


    There is not one legitimate source identifying this as coming from Freeman. It's just been copied over and over on Facebook.
     
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    Oh I see your point. IDK, I can't imagine that someone would put their thoughts on paper and then pass them off as Morgan Freeman's. I mean why him out of every other celebrity out there...
     
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    Morgan thinks the real world is like the car conversation Brad Pitt had with Kevin Spacey in Seven. "What I did will be studied...blah blah blah"


    And you all think it's "intelligent" commentary because you saw the same movie. :jj:
     
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    It's happened before with him. He's had one or two "statements" attributed to him on Facebook. One was concerning Black History month. It's not from his Facebook account or any official website of his. There is nothing connecting back to him at all.

    I'm not disagreeing with the statement at all. The entire time this was unfolding I was HOPING they wouldn't find a letter, or video, or note from this asshole. If anything like that is found, I hope it's read internally for investigative purposes, then burned and never reported.
     
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    Hey, EVERYTHING sounds better in Freeman's voice. That is a scientific fact.
     
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    He made me care about those penguins :bigcry: