As we approach the 13th anniversary, the Columbine story is being revised in legitimate and important ways. Samuel J. Granillo's film, "Columbine: Wounded Minds," "isn't just a message, it's a movement."
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While in San Diego I thought, what better thing to do than meet up with the godfather of surfing, Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz? Doc is 89, and we almost had to nix our meeting because he was sick.
Shame on the bully that made you flinch, or brought fear into your happy heart without a hint of remorse. Shame on the bully that made you feel inade...
That's the working title of my speech tonight at the Denver Press Club, 6 pm. I will also be discussing Cassie Bernall.
(Note: I will focus on media coverage of Columbine; this is the official description):
Helen Verba Lecture Series to Feature Jeff Kass May 6
The lesson on this Columbine anniversary that hits April 20 may not come from the shootings themselves. But rather, how the media has covered the shootings since the ten-year anniversary last year.
The lesson on this Columbine anniversary may not come from the shootings themselves, but rather how the media has covered the shootings since the ten-year anniversary last year.
Media coverage of the ten-year anniversary of Columbine was often uninformed and served to create new myths. Many reporters bought into a new myth that the killers were simply ordinary, popular teens.
It is instructive to see how some of the common denominators listed in the a New York Times about the psychological research that is emerging on terrorists match school shooters.
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