Richard Gizbert
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Richard Gizbert hosts The Listening Post, the media watch broadcast on al Jazeera English. He has spent over 30 years in television journalism, including eleven years as a London based correspondent for ABC News. He plays hockey and guitar, equally badly.

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School Shootings: It's Time the Media Admit They Are a Big Part of the Problem

(33) Comments | Posted 17 December 2012 | (13:35)

Beyond each of these tragedies, lies the depressing set piece; the ensuing media coverage that has come to feel rote and futile.

There are the interviews with the survivors; the tales of heroism amidst the carnage; the ritualistic discussion, that typically goes nowhere, of gun control laws; the sound bites...

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