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Thread #134829   Message #3070095
Posted By: Genie
08-Jan-11 - 04:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
Subject: RE: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
Again, the conflicting reports seem to stem from the news media treating reporting as though it was a sprint race of some sort.   There are still conflicting reports as to whether Judge John Roll was killed or not. What is happening is that, as MSNBC is reporting, "the numbers don't add up" when you compare various reports about how many were "shot," how many "injured," and how many have died. But CNN and MSNBC both reported within the last few minutes that Roll had died. It would be a relief to find out that this information too was premature and incorrect.

Jeri, it's not just the Congresswoman. A nine-year-old girl was fatally shot and, apparently Judge Roll too, and there are 8 or 9 others who are still in surgery or in critical condition after surgery. This is a great tragedy for many families and for the people of Arizona. This kind of attack is not going to make their politics or their lives any easier to deal with.