Sunday, December 16, 2012


Sorry folks.  I know this has nothing to do with cruising or living aboard, but like all of you, I'm sure, this hit me pretty hard.

Snopes will undoubtedly prove that the following did not come from Morgan Freeman, but no matter.  It is the message that is important.

Morgan Freeman's statement about these random shootings.....

"It's because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you kn
ow the name of a single victim of Columbine? Disturbed people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he'll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody.

CNN's article says that if the body count "holds up", this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer's face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer's identity? None that I've seen yet. Because they don't sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you've just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next.

You can help by forgetting you ever read this man's name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem."

•Charlotte Bacon, 6
•Daniel Barden, 7
•Olivia Engel, 6
•Josephine Gay, 7
•Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 6
•Dylan Hockley, 6
•Madeleine F. Hsu, 6
•Catherine V. Hubbard, 6
•Chase Kowalski, 7
•Jesse Lewis, 6
•James Mattioli, 6
•Grace McDonnell, 7
•Emilie Parker, 6
•Jack Pinto, 6
•Noah Pozner, 6
•Caroline Previdi, 6
•Jessica Rekos, 6
•Aveille Richman, 6
•Benjamin Wheeler, 6
•Allison N. Wyatt, 6

•Rachel Davino, 29
•Dawn Hocksprung, 47 (principal)
•Anne Marie Murphy, 52 (teacher)
•Lauren Russeau, 30 (teacher)
•Mary Sherlach, 56 (counselor)
•Victoria Soto, 27 (teacher)


  1. Just checked on snopes (Sunday11:10 12/16/12) and they state that they have found no evidence to support this statement coming from Morgan Freeman. Internet search revealed this article

    Which states that he is the source.....

  2. Thanks for the article. Unfortunately, by presenting the gunmen's names, it serves the exact same function of media that it criticizes, i.e., further spreading the fame of the murderers.

  3. It doesn't matter who said it-- It is the fact though...