Bag News site. A few days back he looked at the most commonly published photos of Sandy Hook killer Adam Lanza in the U.S. media, almost always the same couple of "distorted" geek/freak shots. But he found a couple of others mainly used abroad or not at all. In the one at left he seems to be an average American boy and Shaw suggests that maybe it is little circulated because of that. You almost have to try to relate to him.
The photo does not show his mom's gun and rifle case in the background, however.
Shaw: "If we’re going to learn from this tragedy, especially with all the
question marks that exist surrouning mental health, distorting Lanza’s
image beyond his already thoroughly internally-distorted self is a bad
idea. Rather, it is incumbent on us to try and see him as clearly as we
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Adam Lanza: Deal With It
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