How many people since the Newtown shootings have died as a result of guns? Too many according to this Slate interactive chart. Insane. Mind-boggling.
After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT, Kottke posted this video from a few years back of Charlie Brooker’s Newswipe dissecting how news media reports on mass killings like this. Reminds me a bit about a section in the book It’s Not News, It’s Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off [...]
CNN’s new website is holding up well while streaming the information and breaking news from Fort Hood, where a shooter (or shooters) opened fire this afternoon on the military base. Keep up to date with the CNN news stream here.