Cho Seung Hui

Mr Black

Mr Black is a long serving media analyst, editor and presenter. He eats media for lunch.

The creation of a media Anti-Christ

Cho Seung-Hui is becoming our new media anti-christ – we are bombarded by his image, we are told repeatedly he was a cold loner: a killer. I’m waiting for the music video montage for FOX NEWS to play with Pearl Jam’s ‘Jeremy’ played in the background:

Fallen Angel

"Jeremy – Fox News News Promo”

(opening shots of crying students)

At home
Drawing pictures
Of mountain tops
With him on top
Lemon yellow sun
Arms raised in a V
Dead lay in pools of maroon below
Daddy didn't give attention
To the fact that mommy didn't care
King Jeremy the wicked
Ruled his world
Jeremy spoke in class today
Jeremy spoke in class today

(cut to picture of Cho screaming into the camera with that picture of the hammer)


Clearly I remember
Pickin' on the boy
Seemed a harmless little fuck
But we unleashed a lion
Gnashed his teeth
And bit the recess lady's breast
How could I forget
He hit me with a surprise left
My jaw left hurting
Dropped wide open
Just like the day
Like the day I heard

(cut to Cho monologue about hating rich people)

Daddy didn't give affection
And the boy was something that mommy wouldn't wear
King Jeremy the wicked
Ruled his world
Jeremy spoke in class today
Jeremy spoke in class today
Try to forget this...
Try to erase this...
From the blackboard.

(last image fade to black students crying with American flag blowing in the background)

Yet as Iraq burns and only gets a mere mention in the US media now, the only thing they want to debate is ‘have we focused too much on Cho’ – and so pointless questions are now ‘debated’ over the bullshit role of the media, and the two most important questions don’t seem to be getting asked. Cho Seung-Hui was a damaged, bullied, alienated little boy in a culture he never connected with; he wasn’t some monster, that caricature destroys any chance of us learning from this. The two questions America need to ask are these…

1: How could someone with metal illness issues get a gun with no questions asked?

2: What role did the medication play in his sudden explosion? Reportedly he was put on medication for his depression, who was monitoring that? What kind of medication was he on because we know there has been a connection between some types of medication and suicide amongst teenagers - did this dangerous mix of alienation and bullying spill over with this medication?

By painting Cho out as a desperate loner nobody and multi-media news porn only reinforces this, all the while we are missing important questions that need answering.

 
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  • collin says
    IF YOU WANTED TOO BUY A WEAPON IT MUST BE SO EASY TOO GET ONE!YOU DONT NEED TOO BE ILL TOO GET ONE!THIS RAISES A LOT OF QUESTION?WAS HE UNSTABLE,A COLD KILLER,A LONER,A SAD PATHETIC EXCUSE OF A HUMAN,A ANIMAL,A NUTTER,WE CAN NOT SAY BUT ASK OURSELVES WHY??????
  • Charles says
    The United States brings this upon themselves. While they shout 'no nuclear warfare' in the global scene, they let their own citizen possess arms with ease.

    Focus needs to be placed on their internal problems.

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