Friday, April 20, 2007

If You Think NBC's VTech Coverage Is Bad...

...check out the headline on this story (warning--GAG alert!):

"Va. Tech Shooter Was Picked on in School"

Oh, so THAT'S why he plotted for months to murder 32 people. Now it all makes sense.

After all, nobody expects the dirtbag murderer to be held responsible for his own actions, no, no, no. And since his decisions to buy two guns, pre-plan the murder, chain up the doors in the engineering building, send a videotape to NBC, etc, etc.--since none of this can be his fault, it's got to be someone else's.

Now we've got the answer:

"There were just some people who were really mean to him and they would push him down and laugh at him," said a former highschool classmate. "He didn't speak English really well and they [other kids in his high school] would really make fun of him."

That's right: He had to murder 32 people at VTech because he was picked on in high school.

If you need more people to blame for the killer's actions, you can add: "violent movies," "the media," the war in Iraq, racism (hey, he's a minority--it's GOT to be racism), and, of course, talk radio.

Alas, I'm not intelligent or nuanced enough to apply this sociological schema to the events in Blacksburg. So I'll stick with my simplistic decision to blame the murderous bastard who pulled the trigger.