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Another senseless loss of life in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and the gun control debate blazes anew. Lost in this self-righteous chest thumping?

By Pat Merriman
First, another disenfranchised 26-year-old with no problem solving skills took it upon himself to right all the wrongs he perceived to have suffered on people who had absolutely nothing to do with that. I’ve repeatedly lamented that problem over the last 5 years, so, I won’t belabor it.
Finger-pointing will erupt as to “why” this animal popped his gasket and ended 26 innocent lives including babies, children and the elderly. Every salacious detail about—a loner, divorced, child/wife/animal abuser, kicked out of the military, one step ahead of the butterfly net. He was even driving an SUV. Focusing on the inconsequential. And, we shouldn’t care about why he did it!
Second, this didn’t happen “somewhere else to somebody else”.
This was small town America, an unincorporated “village”

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The Second Season of ‘American Crime Story’ Will Investigate the Murder of Gianni Versace

For those hoping for a TV break from Ryan Murphy after American Horror Story: Cult, I have some bad news: Murphy’s particular brand of television will be back in January. The good news, however, is that it looks pretty damn good.

Building off of the Emmy-winning first season of American Crime Story, which tackled the murder trial of O.J. Simpson, Murphy’s anthology series will return to investigate another ’90s death that rocked the tabloids: the assassination of fashionista Gianni Versace by spree killer Andrew Cunanan.

The first trailer, which debuted Thursday night during the finale of AHS: Cult, shows off the new season’s stellar cast, including Edgar Ramirez as Versace, Darren Criss as Cunanan, Ricky Martin as Versace’s lover Antonio D’Amico, and Penelope Cruz as Versace’s sister, Donatella. Cruz, especially, looks like she’s having the time of her life, sporting a blond wig and a bizarre Italian accent

Read more at: https://www.theringer.com/tv/2017/11/15/16656916/american-crime-story-versace-trailer

‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ Releases Official Trailer

FX has released the trailer for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” which gives fans a glimpse of Penelope Cruz and Edgar Ramirez as Donatella and Gianni Versace.

Season 2 of the anthology series from Ryan Murphy will explore the murder of Versace by spree killer Andrew Cunanan, who killed four people before Versace, and committed suicide eight days after Versace’s death.

Based on the book by Maureen Orth, the series stars Darren Criss as Cunanan, with Ricky Martin as Gianni Versace’s partner Antonio D’Amico.

The trailer shows some of the events leading up to Versace’s death, including the murder of Lee Miglin in Chicago and the arrival of Cunanan in Los Angeles.

“This world is wasted on me,” Cunanan narrates. “Yet this world also made you, Versace, into a star. You’re not better than me; we’re the same. The only difference is that you got

Read more at: http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/the-assassination-of-gianni-versace-american-crime-story-trailer-1202615200/

A mass shooter’s name is part of the story; concealing it is silly and self-important

As anyone who has taken a high school journalism class knows, one of the 5 Ws that reporters should be careful to include in the first paragraph of a news story is “who.” Usually that means providing the name of the newsmaker, whether his actions are praiseworthy or vile.

But CNN’s Anderson Cooper won’t tell his viewers the name of the man who shot up a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday, killing 26 people. (His name was Devin Kelley, as readers of the Los Angeles Times know. Kelley’s name appeared in the first paragraph of this chilling profile by Jenny Jarvie.)

If you were watching CNN on Monday night you would have heard Cooper say this: “A short time ago, authorities spoke to reporters. They did not say the killer’s name nor will we.” And later on: “We don’t say the killer’s name. However, we do

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-killers-names-20171107-story.html

‘American Horror Story’ Edited Mass Shooting Scene Airs … But the Gore’s Still Online

Producers for “American Horror Story” made good on their promise to edit a mass shooting scene for this week’s episode, but the carnage can still be seen online.

FX aired “Mid-Western Assassin” Tuesday, and you can see they significantly pared it down to avoid showing anyone actually getting shot. You mostly just hear the victims.

The decision to make major cuts to the shooting scene came on the heels of the Vegas mass shooting. However, viewers can still use FX’s video-on-demand feature to watch the unedited version of the scene … where at least 3 people are shot onscreen.

Read more at: http://www.tmz.com/2017/10/11/american-horror-story-mass-shooting-scene-edited-airs-tv-unedited-online/

How American Horror Story: Cult Handled a Mass Shooting After the Las Vegas Attack

Photo: FX Networks

This story contains spoilers about Tuesday’s episode of American Horror Story: Cult.

American Horror Story frequently bases its creepy fiction on real-life events and people, from actual murders to performers in genuine freak shows. But in its seventh season, American Horror Story: Cult, the anthology series takes that approach to of-the-moment levels by setting its action around the 2016 presidential election and commenting directly on the national climate now that Donald Trump is in the Oval Office.

Both the risks and subtextual benefits of tapping so directly into the Zeitgeist are on full display in this week’s episode, “Mid-Western Assassin,” one that FX announced on Monday

Read more at: http://www.vulture.com/2017/10/ahs-cult-mass-shooting-episode.html

American Horror Story: Will Meadow and Kai’s Mass Shooting Plan Work?

This post contains spoilers for American Horror Story: Cult Episode 6, “Mid-Western Assassin.”

Poor Meadow. She was a cancer survivor, a Nicole Kidman stan, and above all, a hopeless romantic. Sure, she was also clueless—but we loved her. So it is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved blonde, and pray that wherever she ends up, there’s a decent cable package.

As American Horror Story fans saw Tuesday night, Meadow never stood a chance. Once Kai decided to prey on her insecurities and loneliness, she quickly zoomed toward a horrific end. The cult leader convinced Madison to elevate his political career to the national stage through a mass shooting and assassination attempt. In a clever twist, the episode used the massacre as a frame story—and in its opening sequence, which was edited to nix some of the on-screen violence in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting on

Read more at: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/10/american-horror-story-cult-episode-6-recap-kai-meadow-shooting-assassination

American Horror Story: Will Meadow and Kai’s Mass-Shooting Plan Work?

This post contains spoilers for American Horror Story: Cult Episode 6, “Mid-Western Assassin.”

Poor Meadow. She was a cancer survivor, a Nicole Kidman stan, and above all, a hopeless romantic. Sure, she was also clueless—but we loved her. So it is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved blonde, and pray that wherever she ends up, there’s a decent cable package.

As American Horror Story fans saw Tuesday night, Meadow never stood a chance. Once Kai decided to prey on her insecurities and loneliness, she quickly zoomed toward a horrific end. The cult leader convinced Meadow to elevate his political career to the national stage through a mass shooting and assassination attempt. In a clever twist, the episode used the massacre as a frame story—and in its opening sequence, which was edited to nix some of the on-screen violence in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting on

Read more at: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/10/american-horror-story-cult-episode-6-recap-kai-meadow-shooting-assassination

‘American Horror Story: Cult’ Cuts Mass Shooting Scene After Las Vegas

American Horror Story: Cult has cut a mass shooting scene from Tuesday night’s episode following the shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival that left 58 people dead and over 500 injured.

“In light of the tragedy last week in Las Vegas, Ryan Murphy and the producers of American Horror Story: Cult have chosen to make substantial edits to the opening scene of tomorrow night’s episode,” FX said in a statement Monday.

“This opening, which was filmed two months ago and which

Read more at: http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/american-horror-story-cuts-mass-shooting-scene-after-vegas-w507904

American Horror Story: Cult Changed A Mass Shooting Scene After Las Vegas

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