My name is Stefan, sweet thang
- Mar 8, 2004
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Yea but no one cares about the other burroughs. Because it was midtown manhattan the news jumped the gunned and mentioned if it coulda been terrorists. But if this same shooting happened in Brooklyn, it wouldnt be breaking news.Any shooting or violence taking place in Manhattan takes precedence over any other place in the city. That is just common knowledge.
Yea but no one cares about the other burroughs. Because it was midtown manhattan the news jumped the gunned and mentioned if it coulda been terrorists. But if this same shooting happened in Brooklyn, it wouldnt be breaking news.
And that's why the biggest local story before this happened was about a 13-year-old boy being shot and killed in Brooklyn this morning.
Yeah I know and that story is more sad but it wasnt breaking news.
This is awful news as always but yeah...like 10 people die in Chicago every week but nobody cares. I think it's because this area isn't a crime filled area so it's a bit shocking because no one expected it. People expect gang violence in Chicago.
I guess the point i was trying to make was that as soon as this happened, tv shows were preempted and because the news didnt know all the facts yet it was mostly speculation saying multiple people were shot, there might have been more suspects, terrorists etc.
And now it turns out it was just an isolated incident.
I'm just saying that I hate how the news is basically all speculation and conjecture. When the story first broke I was thinking the worst because of they way they were "reporting" this. On the local ABC news they initially reported taht a person was hit by a stray bullet in a drug store across the street. All based on some witness' account. But later turned out to be a hoax.
This is a sad story none the less but its really just a 10 minute story on the evening news and no need for all this live coverage on all channels. Its news like this that causes people to panic.
That's any breaking news story, that's not limited to this. Look back at the thread when the Aurora shooting first happened, and they were getting all kinds of crazy information from the news as that was developing. The victims were all kids, there was a bomb, he was dressed up as Bane, etc...
The media is terrible at it, because they take anything and everything they can get and report it just to have something on the air (I heard the call with the Duane Reade hoax too), but it is an important breaking news story that needs more than 10 minutes on the air.
Until they knew that the shooter was down, there was a possibility that there was still a danger in the city, it's causing streets to be closed down and there's a huge police presence in midtown right now. They're lousy at breaking the right news right away, but they do have a responsibility to let people know why these things are happening. This isn't a typical morning in NY.
I'm uptown right now, and no one's in a panic. Just checking the news to see what's going on. I'm still seeing TDKR again after work tonight.
A kid getting shot dead over here is usually headline news.And that's why the biggest local story before this happened was about a 13-year-old boy being shot and killed in Brooklyn this morning.