Wednesday, April 18, 2007

And So It May Begin...

Peter said the current events post may have little to do with this class, but he had no idea what he was foreshadowing. The AP story came out this afternoon about Cho Seung-Hui. Adam Geller's article sought to give some description of who Cho was.

Apparently, Cho spent most of his time alone, either on his computer and watching a lot of television. They only mentioned one show he watched in partiuclar in the article, though, which is "Friday night wrestling."

Dave Meltzer says that Hardball has already picked up on that fact in particular, so I wonder if it will take long for someone to turn this into a wrestling violence story. The PTC hasn't been in the press as much lately, but their last round at trying to do this sort of thing didn't go so well...but we might want to watch this unfold amidst our discussions about such things.

1 comment:

Luis Tenorio said...

I don't want to offend anyone, but that is the media for you. What other shows might he have watched? Cartoons or 24? No, reporting that he saw those shows would be bad for business for a lot of tv studios but hurting wrestling always seems like an easy choice. What gets me about incidents like these is that reporters may think they are good at what they do but they don't bother to look up the facts on what they are reporting, they don't do research and get to know what it is they are writing about. People want to be able to draw a straight line and connect the dots so that the ills of society can be made so clear. But that is never the case and reporters and crusaders of violence always prey on this need to make things clear and draw a line that may not actually be there.