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Spotlighting Serial Killers

Media continues promoting copycats

In a rare break with its constant promoting of serial killers, The Arizona Republic ran a reader's letter in tune with the JPFO "Don't Inspire Evil" campaign, which calls for a new journalism ethics guideline:

"Refrain from gratuitous or repetitive use of spree killer or jihadi names and images."

The media has refused to even consider the guideline. The letter writer goes further:

"Phoenix serial killers do not deserve news coverage! Criminologists have confirmed that publicity motivates serial killers. Ten years ago horrible crimes happened to random victims who could have been you or me, or much worse, our daughter or son. I was heartbroken to see The Republic give to the killers exactly what they want: five days of attention.

"As a city and a nation, how an we stop the creation of serial killers until we stop making stars of the criminals who take innocent lives? The media understand society's fascination with violence and murder. They exploit this obsession through excessive coverage.

"Next time, prior to succumbing to sensationalism, please use some restraint and consider the impact upon victims, both past and future." -Anne V.

Sexual Harassment Observation

Similar hysteria overtook Germany in 1930s

It's happening.
Everyone jumps on a same bandwagon.
No one feels free to speak out against the rising tide.
If you buck the trend you're an enemy of the common mindset,
now in a lock grip on public thought.
Someone says, "I think he's a _____" (name your poison).
Right now it's sex. Could be wealth. Colors. Anything. Doesn't matter. You're doomed.

That's the dangerous part of what's happening with sexual harassment charges.
Not the harassment. Not the sex.
Not the treatment or mistreatment of women.
Not the time delay in the sh!t hitting the fan -- 40-year delays.

Abuse of people has been on since forever.
Subtle abuse, overt abuse, men, women, kids, quiet, loud, it's been routine.
If you're just finding this out, no, wait, no one is just now finding this out.
The idea that it is now grounds for dismissal and destruction without due process --
mob mentality -- that's the issue.

Islam treats women like slaves. Not figurative slaves, literal slaves.
If actual concern for treatment of women was the issue,
that would be on the radar.
That would be front and center, on the table.
It is not.
Not just muslims in Arabia, and France, and among 1.2 billion muslims.
Right here in Dearborn, Michigan and elsewhere.

Nobody cares about that.
Because it's not part of the herd mentality that's taken control.
The herd mentality is the problem.

Are there real abuse problems between women and men? Sure.
Do men, being unequal, take advantage? Who doesn't know that.
Life is unfair. We all get that.
You do what you can. It's not fair.
Short of felony assault your choices are more limited.
And even then...
Some of it's pure biology, some is more sinister.
Just like life.

Remember: All sexual advances are unwanted sexual advances,
until you find out if they're wanted or not.
That's true for both sexes.

I was fortunate to have met a French woman on a flight to France.
That was in my music-business days, from 1972 - 1980, went to MIDEM,
voted for the Grammy winners, I was in the thick of it, the whole nine yards.
My French girlfriend, bless her, she taught me a lot about the world,
as naive as she may have been about other things (so I taught her
a thing or two too). She informed me, after I gave up one time,
"Oooh Alain... sometimes no meeens yes!"

Why does anyone need an AR-15?

You'd think reporters would know by now!

Alan Korwin answers the media's burning question at last --
in a compelling short video.



A few enlightening moments -- delightful!

Leave Work Early

Junk science on Page One

USA Today finds a new low



The lamestream media told you:

"Knock off from work a little early? Sure, it's good for you."

In a front page story, a reporter named Mathew Diebel tells us the "Australian National University" has found the perfect number of hours in a work week: 39. This is the research result of Huong Dinh, at the university's "research school of population health." According to the report, "Long hours erode a person's mental and physical health because it leaves less time to eat well and look after themselves properly," according to the lead researcher.

Using an olden investigative tool called a "calculator," the Uninvited Ombudsman finds a week has 168 hours. Subtracting Huong's 39-hour ideal, we find a person would be left with 129 hours weekly to eat, brush teeth, and do whatever else a person needs to do to maintain mental and physical health. That math was not included in the story.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

There is no objective way to make Huong's ridiculous claim, for Australia, the U.S., The Cayman Islands, Bangladesh or anywhere. Giving it front page coverage, where news is supposed to appear, is further proof that USA Today is wasting paper. For comparison, the paper points out that Americans typically spend 47 hours a week working, with no support for the figure, and without pointing out that America is among the most highly desired destinations of productive people on the planet. By comparison, the writer says the French spend 35 hours a week working. So what. Whether the huge and growing muslim welfare population is included in that figure isn't mentioned.

The writer does say, with no apologies, that women need to work less, because they're women. Apparently, the diversity and equal opportunity quality czars at USA Today let that slip through uncensored. The public already knows that women and men compete separately at the Olympics, due to widely recognized differences. The National Football League could not be reached for comment on their own lack of diversity, work-hour schedules, or lack of racial and gender diversity, termed bullpucky in live-mic leakage.

Death by Hurricane! 

Media has it all wrong

Hurricanes don't pose the risk you think they do

Deaths attributed to evacuations



The lamestream media told you:

Hurricane is coming -- prepare to die! Death and destruction, run, hide, evacuate, certain death will find you, it’s not safe, evacuate, listen to authorities, do what you are told, mandatory evacuation means what it says, do not remain in your home, leave, do not expect the state to come and help you, the hurricane will kill you (repeat for days).

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Five minutes from any lamestream station during pre-hurricane time will give you everything they have, typically, familiar from the last time they “reported.

The actual causes of death from hurricanes have less to do with the weather than the “news” media leads you to believe. More proof the "news" has left the building. We don't get news in America any longer. In the absence of facts, the public believes hell will come down and cause death. The truth is more specific. Knowing it (“an informed public,” as the Founders intended) can save your life.

Cause of death from Atlantic hurricanes, 1963 - 2012

6% Vehicle accident during evac
9% Evac incident without vehicle
4% Cardiovascular failure during evac
3% Vehicle hits tree
15% Vehicle accident unrelated to evac or tree
4% Fall
6% Electrocution
6% Carbon-monoxide poisoning
4% Fire in residence with open flame
4% Tree incident (no vehicle)
39% Cardiovascular failure not during evac

Hundreds of deaths could not be categorized.
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Soc. 2015

Apologies in advance if this report reduces your confidence in hurricane reporting from the lamestream stations, or your willingness to bow down to government dictates when the rain’s a comin’.

They do sound convincing though, don't they, all breathless and sincere. Chances are they know not what they do.

Background Check “News” Deceives

The lamestream media told you:

USA Today -- WASHINGTON -- (Kevin Johnson) “The FBI was flooded Friday with more than 200,000 background check requests for gun purchases, setting a new single-day record, the bureau reported Saturday.”

“In all, the FBI fielded 203,086 requests on Black Friday, up from the previous single-day highs of 185,713 last year and 185,345 in 2015. The two previous records also were recorded on Black Friday...”

The report continues with previously reported details about NICS, failures to detect criminals, missing records, the need for more resources, and surging gun sales, which have slowed since Obama, but continue under Trump.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/11/25/black-friday-posts-new-single-day-record-gun-checks-more-than-200-000/894706001/

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Virtually every lamestream “news” outlet on Saturday carried an identical story -- as if Guinness World Records was the only reason for this report. Every single story -- Google it for yourself -- used identical facts, spin, and lack of any real relevance. This demonstrates the stories have one source -- a government “release” -- and no independent reporting. Federal agents managed this "news." Reporters were complicit.

The FBI set a record for checks! The FBI had to pull staff from other crucial tasks to manage the management of innocent shoppers! The federal agencies spent enough money to beef up the system from last year’s record, to handle this year’s record! Here, lapdogs, take your handout. Everyone did.

Missing was the blatantly obvious -- were any criminals caught, any crime stopped, by this over-hyped, ultra expensive, democrat-promoted system? Not one word addressed that -- the supposed reason the thing exists. Not one story posed the question. It is a 100% error of omission or misguided spin. Hooray for our side, we set a record! Did we do any good? Who cares, we don’t report on that. Stories demanding more background check something have flooded the news outlets for months previously.

Readers can count on more stories soon calling for more checks. As soon as a psycho or jihadi is unaffected by the system (because it is flawed at its core), and people are murdered (called a “shooting” by the "news"), calls for more checks will appear simultaneously, by coincidence.

The checks delayed innocent people from buying guns without due process, providing identifying information of innocent people exercising their constitutional rights to federal police agents. It also registered every single gun purchased, with the cost and record keeping totally absorbed by firearms dealers, required by law to do and retain the paperwork (in addition to electronic data sent to a central-command office in West Virginia). The FBI can arrest any dealer who does not comply, saving the FBI from the grueling, expensive task, and giving them tremendous power, which they like.

“For more than 20 years the system has served as the centerpiece of the government’s effort to block criminals from obtaining firearms,” according to every published report scanned for this article.

Every type of criminal known however -- drug dealers, gang bangers, psychos, muslim jihadis, armed and dangerous fugitives, domestic abusers, mass murderers -- all of them, remain armed. At what point will the system be declared a failure and closed?

No report on the system’s actual successes (criminals stopped and imprisoned) has been promoted. Because there isn’t one. Prof. John Lott’s study shows false positives rate (innocent people falsely denied) in the 99% range. The math below bears this out. Total denials hover at about 1%, but arrests based on denials are not made. Click here to see why: http://www.gunlaws.com/BradyArrestsLacking.htm. It's stunning -- direct quotes from BATFE, FBI and the White House and more.

Even the government’s own study of convictions from the system shows a number too small for most people to pronounce. For example --

Politifact: 2009, 6 million checks, 71,000 denials (1.1%), 25% should not have been denied at all, 4,700 referred for further review, only 77 cases actually prosecuted, number of convictions -- not reported. If all were convictions (impossible but), 77/6,000,000 = 0.00001283 (12.83 millionths convictions). Not a great return on investment. Politifact concludes, “In a significant number of cases, no crime was committed and other cases are not provable.” http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2013/feb/03/mayors-against-illegal-guns/us-files-criminal-charges-fraction-gun-denial-case/

If you see a reporter, ask, “How many people found by NICS are arrested?” and “How many people found by NICS are convicted of anything?” After the deafening silence, ask, “Should your report include that, and if not, are you reporting the full story fairly?” You know the answers. They are not.

I stand by my frequent admonition: “If it’s in the ‘news’ and it’s about guns, it’s probably 100% wrong.” At best, it’s as deceptive as an outright lie.

Is Kristallnacht Deceptive?

Today, Nov. 9, is the anniversary of Kristallnacht:

Is Kristallnacht Deceptive?

“Night of the Broken Glass”

Why would Jews deceive themselves so badly?

How did Never Again! become Never Forget ?

by Alan Korwin


Too many liberals and progressives, a majority of reform Jews among them, became almost psychotic and even violent after the defeat of their anointed presidential candidate in 2016. They convinced themselves -- against all evidence to the contrary -- that the elected winner Donald Trump is a virtual dictator. They believe he leads us to a second Holocaust. Some have been acting out on the fantasy. They even have a billboard as proof of their self-defined delusion:


 
Too many Jews and radical left-wing malcontents have convinced themselves
the elected president is a Nazi. They need medical treatment. They have no idea
what they're talking about. Can it be traced back to self-deception now rampant
about the original Holocaust, and refusal to recognize real threats, and what's needed
to protect ourselves from those who have announced plans to destroy us?
PHOTO CREDIT: Alan Korwin
 


We are so far from this it defies description. It is an irrational fantasy. It is wrapped in a special fantasy and distortion surrounding the original horror.

Jews the world over know what Kristallnacht is -- Nov. 9, 1938 -- the day Nazis got serious about wiping out the Jews. Using the assassination of one low-level German officer in Paris as an excuse, Germans went about murdering Jewish people, burning their stores and homes, destroying synagogues, Torahs and other artifacts. Basically, the gloves came off, the so-called final solution was on.

Millions of Muslims Want Kristallnacht Again

It is exactly what tens of millions of Muslims all over the world seek to accomplish today—wipe Jews off the map, Kristallnacht II. The non-partisan Pew Center estimates the precise number at “only” 180 million radicalized Islamists (15% of all believers). It is exactly what Mr. Hussein-Obama refused to even pronounce, for reasons confounding half the country. They are a genocidal enemy that the current office holder is confronting directly -- leading irrational leftist hordes, Jews among them, to aim not at the enemy, but at the defenders of freedom. The roots for this are in history.

"Crystal Night" Sounds Pretty

Why call Kristallnacht, “Crystal Night”? That’s the literal translation, crystal night, a glaring deception. Sure, windows in Germany got broken everywhere. The English version, commonly used here, is Night of the Broken Glass, an even deeper deception, broken isn’t even in the original German. Streets were indeed glass strewn.

It’s so neat and antiseptic, it hides the ugly truth. It wasn’t glass night at all. Today we call that fake news. It was Holocaust Commencement Day. Orgy of Jewish Blood in the Streets Night. Kill All The Jews Night. Vicious Hate Death to Juden Night. Burn Down the Temples Night. Lawless Murder and Destruction Night. Night and Day of German Atrocities. Gentlemen, Start Your Holocaust Night. Dachau survivor Theodore Hess called it, “The Night The Fires Of Hell Engulfed The Soul Of Humanity.”

It’s equivalent to calling radical islamic terrorism workplace violence. Or blaming guns. Not even.

Nice orderly Jews to this day are revulsed in horror at those thoughts, and instead rely on euphemisms and stick with “glass night” for Declaration of Holocaust Week. Within days 30,000 victims were sent off to the death camps. More than 1,000 synagogues were burned to the ground or otherwise damaged, and 7,500 Jewish-owned businesses were ransacked while police and fire departments were ordered to not intervene unless Aryan property was at risk (the orders are preserved in archives). Stores and homes were gleefully looted. Give it a nice name? Provide the perps with cover? For shame.

Break a Glass, Get Married

Think about this: What does a Jew do to conclude a marriage? The man breaks a glass. He stomps on a cloth-wrapped glass (something delicate so he’s assured of breaking it), like a light bulb, or a wine glass, wrapped so sharp pieces don’t hurt anyone.

What a ghastly coincidence that Glass Night, and broken glass at the end of wedding ceremonies are opposite ends of a continuum -- ultimate horror and ultimate joy. Who coined the start of the Holocaust as Crystal Night anyway (in German) and then changed it (in English) to Night of the Broken Glass -- like a wedding? Such savage irony grates the soul.

How closely related are those deceptions? Is there a connection to the fact that so many Jews hate guns, but claim it’s not good to hate? They work diligently in our Congress and our culture to disarm the innocent, and would not lift their fingers to protect themselves or anyone else at risk of death from tyrants, criminals, police, agents, illegals, gangsters, jihadis or anyone?

It All Gets Real in Temple

At a recent presentation on Kristallnacht (at a Jewish reform temple of all places), people sat literally wallowing in self-pity, quietly absorbing (for the umpteenth time) projected images of Nazi atrocities, the atrocity leader and his cohorts, insisting we must remember. Never Forget they droned.

Should we do anything about it, be Maccabees, fearless freedom fighters, stalwart guardians against those waiting for a chance to repeat history? Were they gearing up for resistance, steeling their nerves for battle, preparing to defend against those bragging and tooling up and drooling to do it all again?

No glimmer of defiant behavior was evident. Resistance was repugnance. Watch, remember... and be depressed. Never forget, they admonished. What happened to Never Again! someone asked? It wasn’t present. Jews there complained at the thought.

Recall the searingly accurate insight of JPFO’s founder Aaron Zelman: It was a room full of self-hating Jews eagerly waiting to sniff the gas. (JPFO: Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, jpfo.org)

We should do something about it! -- one solitary voice implored. The suggestion was ridiculed, scowled down. The voice persisted against the storm of angst. “And what of the assault on Israel at the U.N.?” This was right after Obama let that world body censure Israel, “by the very person you have all supported and voted for—isn’t that more of the same?” The room fell dead silent. “This isn’t the time or place for that,” the discussion leader scolded. "Really? Then what is?" More silence. Guilty silence. Kristallnacht is a deception. These Jews are encouraging more of the same.

One woman, well aged but still with wits, came up meekly afterwards to agree. She had escaped the Nazis in Poland, as a child. She knew. The rest maintain their vigil for the glass and the gas.

Gun Stupidity Must End

"Hollywood can portray senseless mass murder AND teach gun safety at the same time."


The Uninvited Ombudsman (GunLaws.com)
A version of this article appeared in the Blue Press
(Hollywood mass-murderer list at end)



Misguided gun mythology is being foisted on the public and it is doing harm. Whether this is simply ignorant, deliberate, a plot, prejudice, acting out on stereotypes, a power grab -- it doesn’t matter. What matters is it must stop. Pro-rights and anti-rights advocates just want to point fingers at each other. Children are dangerously misled. Lives are being lost needlessly. But wait -- there’s hope -- stupidity can be repaired.

People running Hollywood and TV are primary but not sole culprits. They’ll be first to cry First Amendment and insist, “We can do whatever we want!” and I’ll be first to agree. They are completely free to be idiots, and mislead and endanger the entire nation. They get to skate, scot-free, that’s our way. It’s just time to make it clear that’s what they’re doing.

“The mass media are completely free to be idiots,
and mislead and endanger the entire nation.”

The wild proliferation of guns and gun misuse portrayed on screens nationally gets acted out in public with dangerous mishandling, accidents and abysmally misinformed legislation. Violence proliferates in previously unimaginable ways, no longer confined to now commonplace theater and nighttime fiction. We even have gangsters who try to shoot sidearms sideways causing jams and adversely affecting aim (maybe that’s a good thing).

People who understand firearms -- about 100 million of us -- would find all that programming (right word) so much more credible and enjoyable if the gun parts were even slightly more realistic. The producers obviously don’t know better, if their products are any gauge. Think they’ll ever show a reloading bench? A what?

It gives us shivers to watch cops constantly point their guns at suspects, witnesses, reporters, bystanders -- each other -- fingers on the triggers, with no apparent awareness of their surroundings, backstops -- just the worst gun-handling techniques imaginable. It makes you wonder if the writers and directors ever actually handled a firearm. We know the answer, most haven’t. It’s evident. Ask a reporter, “Do you go to the range?” I do. It’s rhetorical. They don’t.

When a lieutenant holds a gun like a little girl (right word again), or cup-and-saucer style, or puts a thumb behind the slide of a pistol where the skin will be torn right off after the first shot, what a joke. No one makes that mistake twice. These folks are clueless.

OK, we get it, dramatic tension requires some liberties (poor word choice), even if it does increase stupidity. Bullets don’t spark, Stallone and every other super-rich macho manly Hollywood hypocrite hero can’t really outrun bullets, or hit everything with one shot... in real life, newcomers at a range are as rudely awakened as novices in court expecting Judge Judy.

Phony or fake, pick your word. Racking the slide in every scene -- which makes a cool sight and sound -- is as lame as a cooking show frying eggs with shells still on. It just empties your gun, making it worthless. Jump into a doorway so you’re silhouetted, framed for your enemy to see you clearly and fire? Who writes these things, Bizzaro? There's a point here. The so-called “news” is no better, but it's more dangerous.

Reporters ask why a person needs this gun or that. After all these years they really don’t know? They didn’t go to school? They question amounts of ammo when a simple box of plinkers has 500, several friends at the range can burn a thousand by lunch. The shooting sports are the number two participant sport in the nation (ahead of golf), what sort of perspective can a person with such ignorant questions bring to the subject? To hear breathless talking heads -- my colleagues -- display such bias and ignorance is humiliating. They are so lucky they can’t have their licenses revoked.

Even with TV, video and Hollywood’s passion for promoting senseless mass slaughter day in and day out (shoot cops for points!), screaming it has no effect while the bodies mount around us as never before, we could teach. We have such a wonderful (but lost) opportunity to tell these same dangerously vile shoot-’em-ups and simultaneously inculcate the public in reasonable gun-handling techniques.

From statist cops-and-robbers stories, to portrayals of truly evil villains as a movie's star -- an immoral but recurrent Hollyvomit theme these days -- these can provide a platform for, say, indexing your trigger finger on the frame, not resting it on the trigger. This does help limit accidents waiting to happen. Characters actually do the index-finger-thing sometimes, you’ve seen that. Does it hurt the show? Nah. But wait... there's more!

When actors start practicing good muzzle control, and do that amazing ballet instead of the point-at-your-friends waltz they do now, people will pick up on this. Producers who do this will win audiences and accolade, overtly and subliminally, and create far more realistic, credible products. I can barely watch Spock and Kirk run insanely around with Phasers, look closely next time, sheesh.

Anti-gun-rights groups have dropped the worn out now unpopular “control” moniker, replacing it with “safety,” but no one is fooled. They don’t really know or do anything about firearms that would directly qualify as gun safety. That’s what their (gulp!) arch enemy NRA trainers do. Teach gun safety. Michael Bloomberg’s dark-money funded “safety” groups typically can’t even tell you what the gun-safety rules are.

Teach gun safety, abandon gun stupidity. PBS public media could do it. Nah, there’s little hope it will happen there, the stupidity is ingrained and tenacious.

Based on evidence, the political left likes gun stupidity, they promote it. But we know that, and we’re watching. It makes them look so, well, stupid. That can’t possibly be what they want, can it? Or does gun stupidity promote the left’s (read: marxist/socialist) ultimate goal of gun confiscation...

They object loudly to voicing that goal of theirs out loud. So let’s ask the question. What guns does the left believe the public should be “allowed” to own? Or is that a stupid question? There are no stupid questions.


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P.S. Use language with precision:
 
"Gunman" is sexist and gunophobic. It demeans and slurs both men and firearms needlessly. Use of this highly biased term compromises journalistic integrity and contributes to the distrust the public has for news media.
 
"Shooter" disguises the nature of evil and is a direct assault on decent people who exercise their fundamental civil rights. Millions of decent people at shooting ranges daily can be legitimately described by this term; lumping them in with a mass killer may be more inaccurate and prejudicial than referring to terrorists as Muslims.
 
"Mass murderer" is accurate, even before conviction when names are not specified, along with psychopath, killer, mass killer, spree killer, psychotic, villain, perpetrator and similar.
 
Recognize that sensationalizing images of mass murderers with special effects such as halos, colorizing, doubling or tripling, similar photo manipulation, zooming and panning, and ominous music or sound effects is inappropriate and decreases newsworthiness. Leaving images up during discussions is seen as perverse by audiences.
 
Running images of perpetrators long after events is yesterday’s news; featuring images of long-dead villains is perverse, causes harm, and serves little purpose other than to glorify evil and encourage copycats. The public knows this.
 
Audiences are repulsed by raising perpetrators to iconic status. It is often called “sick” behavior on the part of journalists and contributes to decreased respect and credibility for journalists among significant segments of the public. 
 
 
"News" media turns death event into Guinness record hunt
 
The media is imitating its Hollywood cousins, excited about new records for killings!
Looks, it's a new record! Who will beat the new record?! Listen to themthey are excited!
Hollywood leads the way -- sets the all time bloodthirsty killing sprees!
Don't worry folks -- this has no effect on anything. They are positive.
 
All time top Hollywood killers:
 
# of dead   Perpetrator
 
443 Charles Bronson
457 Jean-Claude Van Damme
720 Steven Seagal
458 Chuck Norris
563 Nicholas Cage
564 Wesley Snipes
720 Steven Seagal
786 Sylvester Stallone
810 Chow Yun-Fat
829 Arnold Schwarzenegger
919 Dolph Lundgren
1,076 Jet Li
1,292 Milla Jovovich
2,477 Jimmy Wang Yu
 
 
It didn't used to be this way.
And no one EVER acted out this way.

Refrain from Encouraging Copycats

JPFO
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
12500 N.E. Tenth Place • Bellevue, WA 98005 • JPFO.org • 800-869-1884 • info@jpfo.org

“A Solemn Pledge to Refrain from Encouraging Criminal Behavior”

We support the “Don’t Inspire Evil Initiative” and encourage journalists, editors and news media generally to:

Refrain from the gratuitous or repetitious use
of mass murderers’ or jihadis’ names and images. 


Law enforcement officials and social and scientific experts recognize that repetitious use of these criminals names and images encourages copycat behavior and has harmful, deleterious effects on public safety. 


Raising the images and names of society’s most ruthless criminals to iconic status
is a perverse misuse of the public trust embodied in the First Amendment and does nothing to advance the news cycle or inform the public. It represents the worst forms of yellow journalism, sensationalism, and pandering to the lowest base instincts of society, all of which we condemn. 


The voluntary limits news media already wisely places on identifying information
for rape victims, images of the dead, minors charged with offenses, details that might encourage suicide contagion, certain delicate matters of national security such as troop movements, invasion of privacy, personal financial data and other issues that require balancing the public’s right to know with a sense of propriety prove that everything that can be published is already subject to sensible limitations. 


Gratuitous or repetitious use of jihadi and mass murderers’ names and images belongs within this set of appropriate limitations. Failure to do so is equivalent to justifying the open release of every rape victim’s name and picture under the hopelessly specious rubric that it is news and the public has a right to know. Certain things are best left unsaid, as the media has already clearly and properly accepted. We can see how voluntarily embracing this reasonable ethical guideline will benefit and enhance respect for journalism from the public it serves.

We see two paths here: either let “The Golden Age of Glorifying Villains” come to an end or openly acknowledge its perpetuation. 
We urge and encourage all news media to adopt this ethical guideline in your existing set: 
“Refrain from gratuitous or repetitious use
of jihadis’ or mass murderers’ names and images.” 


“Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, http://www.jpfo.org is America’s most aggressive civil-rights organization, dedicated to destroying the notion of ‘gun control’ as any kind of credible public-policy position. So-called ‘gun control’ does not control guns and doesn’t control criminal behavior. What it does do is disarm the innocent, leaving them helpless in the face of criminals, tyrannical governments and genocide. History repeatedly proves this fact. Founded in 1989 by Aaron Zelman as a response to the Holocaust, JPFO speaks with the moral authority and tenacious commitment of survivors of persecution, and knows that surrendering your personal and family safety to government protection courts disaster. You don’t have to be Jewish to fight by our side, you just have to love liberty.”

The “Don’t Inspire Evil” Initiative

Bloomfield Press, in cooperation with a growing list of nationally recognized institutions and individuals, joins in support of The Don’t Inspire Evil Initiative:

“Refrain from gratuitous or repetitious portrayal of mass murderers’ names and images.”

Accuracy In Media, Don Irvine, President
Lori Klein, President, Western Journalism Center
Sheriff Richard Mack, Founder, Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Assn.
Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform
Bloomfield Press, Alan Korwin, Publisher and CEO
Crime Prevention Research Center, John Lott, President
David Kopel, Columnist, The Washington Post
Second Amendment Foundation, Alan Gottlieb, President
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, Rabbi Dovid Bendory


We join with Le Monde, La Croix, and CNN French TV affiliate BFMTV who will no longer publish photographs and names of terrorists “to avoid possible posthumous glorification effects.”

We stand with Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin who became world news by refusing to name the perp in an Oregon college incident given saturation “coverage” in national media.

We support the work of No Notoriety, a citizen effort to curtail glorification heaped upon the worst elements of society in perverse efforts to increase media revenue.

We join with former highly regarded FBI Director James Comey who refused to name the mass murderer in Orlando to avoid the “twisted notion” that “fame or glory” could come from carrying out the attack.

The well-established link between copycat crimes, and excessive exposure of criminal perpetrators by mass media, must finally be admitted and broken. We support adoption of the ethical guideline above to encourage responsible reporting, and discourage behavior by reporters, broadcasters and editors that tends to glorify, promote or encourage mass murderers, jihadis and related criminal activity. Every journalist who fails to take steps to limit the publicity support these heinous villains seek is tantamount to complicity in the crimes they commit against humanity.


“We must starve terrorists of the oxygen of publicity which they seek.” --Margaret Thatcher

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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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