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As mass shootings in America continue to rise, Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld has argued that the media’s coverage of these tragedies is partly to blame.
In a recent opinion piece, Gutfeld argued that the media’s focus on mass shootings rewards the perpetrators with “the fame they crave” and incentivizes future mass shootings.
“The media is incentivizing future mass shootings by rewarding the present ones,” he wrote.
Gutfeld argued that the media’s coverage of mass shootings should be more focused on the victims and those affected by the tragedy. He argued that by focusing on the heroic acts of those affected, such as the teachers and students who protected others during the Parkland shooting, we can “deprive mass killers of their reason for killing.”
Gutfeld also argued that by avoiding sensationalizing the perpetrators, we can “starve them of the attention they crave.”
Gutfeld’s opinion piece has sparked much debate, with some arguing that the media must report on the perpetrator in order to bring to light important issues such as gun control, mental illness, and other social issues.
Others, however, have argued that Gutfeld is right, and that the media must focus more on the victims and those affected by the tragedy in order to prevent future mass shootings.
Regardless of one’s opinion on the matter, it is clear that Gutfeld’s argument has brought attention to an important issue that needs to be addressed.