It seems when something goes wrong in this world of ours, most people blame one of several things: Terrorism, guns or the media.
One needs only to look as far as Facebook to see uneducated rants and copycat comments going on and on about the media sensationalizing events, making criminals famous and exposing children to violence and other acts by the scum of mankind.
Our three primary arguments are:
1. If members of the public are familiar enough
Listowel Banner / MintoExpress / Wingham Advance-Times editorial: We received news last week that two of the terrorists killed in January’s deadly hostage-taking in Algeria were young men from London, Ontario. They had attended South Secondary School, and had grown up in a good neighbourhood – not your usual Al-Qaida background.