Friday, July 20, 2012

Billy Long to media: Stop showing Aurora shooter's photo

Seventh District Congressman Billy Long tweeted a couple of times today about the horrific shooting in Aurora, Colorado, which 12 people were killed and 59 wounded.

Long asked the media not to concentrate on the shooter, James Egan Holmes. "Note to news media: Show leadership & quit showing his photo. Show the victims' stories."

From what I spotted during the evening newscasts and on cable news, while Holmes' photo has been used often, the stories of the people who were killed are already being told, something that the media has always done in these situations.

In an earlier tweet, Long wrote, "Thoughts & Prayers from our family to the families of the victims of the horrific, tragic and unbelievably senseless shooting in Colorado."

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