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Man on shooting rampage in office. Good time to call for an interview?

  1. Jan 7, 2010 #1
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100107/ap_on_bi_ge/us_business_shooting_st_louis [Broken]
    So we have an emergency where people could be dying, and inside the office reporters are trying to get a hold of someone. Anyone.

    I've seen this many times in immediate reports which leave me wondering if maybe there should be laws requiring the media to not tie up the lines, for obvious reasons.

    What do you think?
     
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  3. Jan 7, 2010 #2

    mgb_phys

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    The shooting was in St Louis, the HQ was in Zurich.
    The HQ had already made a statement, AP was jsut doing the standard reporting thing of saying 'X was not available for comment'. For responsible news organisations this shows they did follow up, for the others it means they can spin it into X is avoiding us conspiracy.
     
  4. Jan 7, 2010 #3
    I was under the impression that they were calling the office where the suspect was still believed to be inside.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2010 #4

    Evo

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    Yes, they also said that they called the St Louis office and got no answer.

    They're a news organization, they try to get news, they don't care about or consider the potential consequences.
     
  6. Jan 7, 2010 #5

    BobG

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    Actually, I'd interpreted the title of this thread completely differently.

    Back when I was a laid off construction worker with a two-year-old kid, plus another on the way, a guy I played little league baseball with was shot in the head while working at an all night gas station out on the interstate. I was the first person there to apply for his job the next day.

    Even I would have waited until the shooters left the gas station, though.
     
  7. Jan 7, 2010 #6
    That's bad. Really bad. :tongue: Because in this economy, there probably are a few people who look at it like that.
     
  8. Jan 7, 2010 #7

    lisab

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    I was one of them :redface:.
     
  9. Jan 7, 2010 #8

    BobG

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    It was a very similar economy when I took the gas station job to supplement a minimum wage security guard job (at least very similar if you lived in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Western New York, or Michigan at the time).
     
  10. Jan 7, 2010 #9

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    I was reading the interview stories on thedailywtf.com - having a job interview while people are being shot around you would just about fit in with some people's experience of interview for computer jobs!
     
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