A few days ago two new strings were started on this board within a few hours of each other. One is entitled "Nonsense Posts" and is about spam finding its way onto the board. The other, put up by yours truly, is entitled "Remembering the Navy Yard" and is about remembering the Navy Yard.
As of this writing, here are the stats:
"Nonsense Posts" 283 views, 19 replies
"Remembering the Navy Yard" 80 views, 3 replies
An essay in this morning's Washington Post says it all: "The cynical truth is that the Navy Yard murders had neither the kinds of victims nor the story that sustains public revulsion."
And so we move on. Fox is flogging "the Hiccup Girl trial" and MSNBC is big on "brain-eating amoeba." And on Cruisemates, "Nonsense Posts" carries the day.
Will the next mass murder have more public appeal, or are we just so jaded now that these kinds of killings warrant little more than a shrug?