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Megyn Kelly Won’t Name Ft. Hood Shooter On Her Fox News Show (Video)
Opposing Views ^ | 04/03/2014 | Sarah Fruchtnicht

Posted on 04/03/2014 8:25:09 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

Fox News host Megyn Kelly announced Wednesday night that she will not be using the name of the Fort Hood shooter on her show.

“Authorities are identifying the shooter. If you’re interested you can get his name on other shows, like the one that preceded this one and online, but we have decided not to name these mass killers here as a policy here on the ‘Kelly File.’ Too often it is infamy they seek, and we decline to help,” Kelly said at the beginning of her show.

Suspected shooter, Army Spc. Ivan Lopez, allegedly shot and killed three people and injured 16 others before turning the gun on himself Wednesday.

Later on the show Kelly said, “The nationality of the shooter, it sounds Hispanic, Latino, but you can look up his name online if you care to know more.”

Lopez was an Iraq war veteran, who was being evaluated for posttraumatic stress disorder but had not been diagnosed.

"We do know that this soldier had behavioral health and mental health issues and was being treated for that," said Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, head of the Army's III Corps at Fort Hood.

Miley said there is no evidence that the shooting is terror related.

In October, before her show began, Kelly said she would no longer name mass shooting suspects, like the Navy Yard shooter, who was also suspected of having mental illness.

Lopez was an Iraq war veteran, who was being evaluated for posttraumatic stress disorder but had not been diagnosed.

"I think we should all do it. If they want to find out the names of these people who do this, who shoot up places or take themselves out in a blaze of glory, go look it up online if they need to know the names," Kelly said in October.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: forthood; ivanlopez; megynkelly
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Seriously? She can talk for hours about the what, where, why and how, but not the who?
1 posted on 04/03/2014 8:25:09 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Megan and Gretchen’ cannot get over being lawyers long enough to report the news.


2 posted on 04/03/2014 8:27:22 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“If you’re interested you can get his name on other shows, like the one that preceded this one and online”

THEN WHAT FREKIN DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?........GEEZ.


3 posted on 04/03/2014 8:27:59 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Responsibility2nd

thats stupid, and too self-righteous

how you gonna do a show without naming the boston bombers or the next diaper-head jihadist


4 posted on 04/03/2014 8:28:10 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Responsibility2nd

As she doesn’t name him his name is rolling across the bottom of the screen..the thing is there are several that won’t name him..


5 posted on 04/03/2014 8:28:22 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Responsibility2nd

I wonder...was Lopez an Iraq war veteran, who was being evaluated for posttraumatic stress disorder but had not been diagnosed?


6 posted on 04/03/2014 8:29:32 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I don’t understand her reasoning. Since everyone who watches or reads the news is going to know the name anyway, what is the point of her policy? It seems self-righteous and silly.


7 posted on 04/03/2014 8:32:29 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: PLD

Megy is practicing Selective Journalism.

She is deciding on what to report or not report. She is deciding on what we need to know or not know.

How very liberal of her.


8 posted on 04/03/2014 8:32:47 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If the shooters name was Abdul Mohammed would she feel the same?


9 posted on 04/03/2014 8:33:42 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Responsibility2nd

BS if I have to watch the other shows to get a full report, then there is no need to watch hers.


10 posted on 04/03/2014 8:33:56 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: trisham

It is silly. By focusing on NOT telling us his name, she is only adding to and increasing our desire to know that info.

It’s a reverse psychology sort of thing.


11 posted on 04/03/2014 8:35:57 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well, I guess it’s one of three reasons:

1) Refusing to cast ethnic or racial dispersions on a killer - keeping some sort of false impartiality conduct that is self serving,

2) Not reporting everything until the very most likely dead perpetrator has been booked, convicted or buried, or

3) Keeping the GOPe faith on still trying to cling to the mistaken belief ‘hispanics’ will vote for us if we just give up every shred of our sovereignty.

My guess is on number 3.


12 posted on 04/03/2014 8:36:04 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: V_TWIN
If you’re interested you can get his name on other shows, like the one that preceded this one and online

Okee Doke
13 posted on 04/03/2014 8:37:41 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Apparently he drove a truck in Iraq.

I’m sure it was stressful.


14 posted on 04/03/2014 8:39:37 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Exactly.


15 posted on 04/03/2014 8:39:47 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

She has the correct idea. Consign these criminals to oblivion; let them be non-persons. And never repeat their names again. No more publicity, no more fame.


16 posted on 04/03/2014 8:40:19 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Gaffer

A fourth option...

4) “Look at me! I’m an attention whore! I’m NOT gonna tell you his name. Isn’t that cool? ~giggle~”


17 posted on 04/03/2014 8:40:44 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

What difference now does it make?


18 posted on 04/03/2014 8:40:45 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Sources confirm yesterday's Fort Hood shooter is 34 year old Ivan Lopez. Military officials will not confirm that name. -- @annawerner 7:07am - 3 Apr 14. Via CBS Twitter Link got above CBS Twitter feed. https://mobile.twitter.com/CBSNews I'm posting the link to this twitter feed because it is supposedly reported that Lopez's wife is cooperating with the investigation, and the time stamp on the tweet indicates the military has yet to confirm shooters identity. What reason would the military have in holding back now?
19 posted on 04/03/2014 8:41:39 AM PDT by wtd
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To: reg45

Wow. It took until the 16th comment to see a FReeper who “got it.” I agree: consign these freaks to oblivion. Wish ALL news shows would do this.


20 posted on 04/03/2014 8:45:52 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Yeah.
I'm so sure the shooter was motivated to have Megyn pronounce his name.
(Get over yourself already, Meggie.)
21 posted on 04/03/2014 8:46:30 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Responsibility2nd

In the end, it really is all just about money, power, and fame, isn’t it?


22 posted on 04/03/2014 8:46:41 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: reg45

If you carry that logic out - you end up with a suppression of ALL the facts.

First the media witholds the name. Then the motive. Uh-oh, here are some disturbing facts we don’t think the public needs to know, better keep silent here. And oh yeah; no pictures.

When this happens, we end up with the Osama bin Laden death or the Sandy Hook shootings. In other words, a series of contradictory reports, coverups, lies and God only knows what really happened.


23 posted on 04/03/2014 8:47:10 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

How moronic!

It is entirely possible, in fact highly likely, she just doesn’t want to give him the attention - much like many conservatives (including Megyn) didn’t use the names of previous mass murderers, including the previous Ft Hood terrorist.

Your low-information attack exhibits your own liberal bent.


24 posted on 04/03/2014 8:50:11 AM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: piytar

See post 23.

Do you really wish ALL news shows would select what we may and may not know?


25 posted on 04/03/2014 8:50:26 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I wonder...was Lopez an Iraq war veteran, who was being evaluated for posttraumatic stress disorder but had not been diagnosed?

...something in that write-up leads me to believe so...can’t quite put my finger on what it is, though...


26 posted on 04/03/2014 8:50:31 AM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: piytar

Releasing the name puts the community on notice, especially of the person is released on bail or gets out of prison later.

It allows for members of the public, who may have relevant information, to come forward.

Glorifying the suspect is a secondary consideration. It is not juts the release of the name, it is the amount of articles, repeating news for 24 hours, how the trial is covered, and so on; not just the release of the name.

—A FReeper who actually gets it.


27 posted on 04/03/2014 8:51:27 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Responsibility2nd

I remember early on in the trayvon story she already had GZ tried and convicted but made the mistake of having on a guest ( I can’t remember who) that was providing facts about the case and how little trayvon wasn’t the angel he was being portrayed as. She just wrinkled up he nose and looked at her notes and said “oh, I haven’t heard that”. The guest responded “I bet you haven’t”. That’s the last time I watched that airhead.


28 posted on 04/03/2014 8:54:27 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: trisham

Besides ... He is DEAD!

It won’t matter to him.


29 posted on 04/03/2014 8:55:56 AM PDT by TexasGator
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To: reg45

I guess you want to help the Obama administration hide the fact that virtually all of them are Muslims; converts, perhaps, but Muslims nonetheless, carrying out their jihad unopposed here on US soil.

What the other networks do now sometimes is release the guy’s pre-conversion name but never follow up with his Muslim name. Last week’s Norfolk navy yard killer named “Booker” was later revealed to have started using the name Muhammed Hasan, something that was carefully hidden for the first several days.


30 posted on 04/03/2014 8:56:45 AM PDT by livius
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To: reg45

We, legitimately IMO, complain about the media making these people celebrities. Then most of the comments on this thread complain when a lone show makes an attempt not to do so.

I’d be fine with a shooter’s name not released except to the jury.


31 posted on 04/03/2014 8:56:49 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: jda

So. You’re OK with Megy witholding pertinent facts. You’re OK with a media that knows what’s good for us and knows what we we don’t need to know.

You wish you’d never heard of John Wilkes Booth or Lee Harvey Oswald. And you’re OK with the media lying to us by not telling us the truth.

Look. Megy is no better than any other media whore who would withold info from us for ANY reason. It starts with a name, then it escalates into any number of “reasons” to lie to the public. See previous post on OBL and Sandy Hook reports for validation.

Bottom line: A free people must have a free press.


32 posted on 04/03/2014 8:57:29 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: piytar

count my vote


33 posted on 04/03/2014 8:58:34 AM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HnodredscottIM all things are possible.)
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To: cripplecreek

I hope you were being sarcastic, because the truck drivers in Iraq were definitely targeted for IED attacks. So, yeah. It would be pretty stressful driving a truck down a road where the next bump in the road could be an IED. I’m not saying anything particular about the shooter. I’m simply making the point that supply and logistics folks like truck drivers were certainly subject to hostile fire in Iraq.


34 posted on 04/03/2014 8:58:55 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional "rights" cherished by Democrats.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I like that policy. Don't make the next Adam Lanza famous.
35 posted on 04/03/2014 8:59:33 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Responsibility2nd
First the media witholds the name. Then the motive. Uh-oh, here are some disturbing facts we don’t think the public needs to know, better keep silent here. And oh yeah; no pictures.

So basically your average 'knockout game' reporting.

36 posted on 04/03/2014 8:59:33 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Last night the name of the guy hadn’t been out very long. After Boston and a couple other incidents like Sandy Hook, many of these people get skittish that if the person being named immediately after is the wrong person, they will get accused of screwing up.

Don’t know for sure, just guessing at the reason why.


37 posted on 04/03/2014 8:59:59 AM PDT by dforest
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To: morphing libertarian
It allows for members of the public, who may have relevant information, to come forward.

Excellent point. Bears repeating in large font.

It allows for members of the public, who may have relevant information, to come forward.


38 posted on 04/03/2014 9:00:30 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

She has a point. If their objective is infamy, she’s not helping them out.

The Boston Marathon bomber got round the clock infamy, and that resulted in Islamic sympathizers, girls calling him hot, lawyers wanting his case, etc.

Such publicity could well lead another unstable person to perpetrate another such act just to get his name in print.


39 posted on 04/03/2014 9:02:45 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: TurboZamboni
Of course. The police have Trayvon, Quanzell, Shabazz and other aspiring rappers in custody. Do you think the press is going to print those names?

It's always the same thing: Police arrested some black thugs teens and are charging them...

40 posted on 04/03/2014 9:05:42 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Sometimes we’re so anxious to do something we don’t think about the reasons we are already doing what we’re doing.


41 posted on 04/03/2014 9:05:42 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Responsibility2nd

It is no wonder she has gone as far as she has....Megyn shows enormous respect for her bully pulpit...I couldn’t agree with her more...far too often the criminal is given celebrity status from news sources like the Kelly File.


42 posted on 04/03/2014 9:06:58 AM PDT by yoe
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’ve been trying to decide which news shows to eliminate since I simply don’t have time for all of them. Thanks for making my decision that much easier, megan. By your own admission you’re not worth my time and attention.

I will be acting accordingly. C ya!


43 posted on 04/03/2014 9:08:48 AM PDT by Paulie (Buy local, bank local, exert your influence locally; the left will fold like a cheap suit.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

GOOD for her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have wondered for years now about WHY those who commit such violence were being given so much attention.


44 posted on 04/03/2014 9:09:49 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Nobody watches her show to hear her talk anyway. I have no idea what she says, ever.

The mute button makes the show worthwhile however.


45 posted on 04/03/2014 9:11:32 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

>was Lopez an Iraq war veteran, who was being evaluated for posttraumatic stress disorder but had not been diagnosed?

This dirtbag spent a few weeks in the desert, was not injured and wanted ptsd disability to get a free ride. They wouldn’t give it to him so he shot up the medical center and then ended it for himself. A real POS. IMHO.


46 posted on 04/03/2014 9:14:28 AM PDT by soycd
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To: SumProVita

I have wondered for years now about WHY those who commit such violence were being given so much attention.

________________________________________________________________

Are you talking about Ivan Lopez or the thousands of black teens accross the country playing the knockout game?

You see, if you agree the media should zip it with regard to the man who shot up Fort Hood yesterday, then you also have no problem with the media ignoring the black on white violence rampant in our country.

I got news for ya. Ignoring those who commit violence is not going to make the problem go away.


47 posted on 04/03/2014 9:18:58 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: cripplecreek

One picture shows him wearing a blue cord (Infantry), but yet he was a truck driver.

Something is definitely wrong with that scenario.

Even if he holds a 11B MOS(job), he is not authorized to wear it if he is not in an Infantry slot.

Just my two cents.


48 posted on 04/03/2014 9:23:01 AM PDT by And2TheRepublic (People like freedom of speech, but only when it's sweet to their ears.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If she just went ahead and did this without announcing it and simply referred to the perp as the mass killer I doubt many would notice one way or the other.


49 posted on 04/03/2014 9:26:16 AM PDT by xp38
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To: Responsibility2nd

Try paying attention for a minute.
She said this at 9 pm EDT, she wasn’t going to give his name out since it wasn’t known at that time what his motive was. If he did this to become famous or what? She wasn’t going to give his name publicity.


50 posted on 04/03/2014 9:29:12 AM PDT by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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