JAPAN: MEDIA TO BLAME FOR MASS SHOOTINGS? JAPAN SAYS NO!

CJ STONE WRITES – In the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting that left more than 50 people dea, a debate is underway over why such acts continue to occur. In the process, “the media” is being singled out by some for, if not causing the problem, at least contributing to it. The suggested causation between violence and the media has thrown social psychologists into a frenzy of debate for years. Countless studies have found this idea to be more true than not. The New York Times stated in 2013: BLOCKQUOTE: “There is now consensus that exposure to...

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