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What a refreshing change. I am really enjoying your new morning show. I am getting real news in the AM to start my day. CNN can be amended for listening to the publc. Thank you
John Berman: I watched your live coverage of the Batman shooting (well done). As the facts were coming in you cited two people who you thought deserved some credit and who you believed were a great asset to Aurora as they dealt with this tragedy. I can not remember their names, and was hoping you could post them for me. I remember one was retired from being in charge of some national crisis center or some such thing, and I think the other was transferred in from New York just before the tragedy. If you can remember it would be great. Trying to give credit where credit is due, and no one but you has cited these people.
In covering the Aurora Co tragedy, please, please spend as much time interviewing psychologists about the mentally unstable, inadequate, impotent, frequently sexually abused personality types who commit mass killings of strangers as you do interviewing police consultants who use words and phrases like "powerful," "potent," "instill fear," and "individual obviously knew what he was doing" (all on CNN a few minutes ago). The coverage that twisted personalities like this hear about previous events is influential in encouraging further tragedies. As far back as Columbine and subsequent copycat shootings, this pattern became obvious.These people want to feel powerful and self-righteous, not inadequate and mentally deranged.
Zoraida Sambolin just asked a spokesperson at the scene of the Colorado theater shooting what the shooters ethnicity was. What the HELL does it matter & whatthe hell kind of a question is that. Does it make a difference if he was white black Hispanic or Asian? I don't care if he is purple with pink polka dots...the SLIMEBALL just murdered & injured 50+ people. WHAT THE HELL KIND OF A QUESTION IS THIS? Zoraida you should be ashamed of yourself for even asking it!!
I think he is asking because initial reports had the police searching for an "Indian male".
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