Monday, April 16, 2007

Virginia Tech Rampage

I felst sick to see the video a viwer sent to CNN. We will see heated debate on gun reguration for a few days.
I guess AC360 will spare most of the time on this shooting. Too bad such a terrible incident occured when Anderson is far away to Afghanistan. He blogged about why he went to Afghanistan and I was moved and I appreciate his going to that forgotten country. It would be really disappointing if we would not hear a story of Afghanistan longer than we should, like the coverage from NOLA last week.(Is my English OK? Do you understand what I want to say??)

14 comments:

Addy said...

What happened today at Virgina Tech is a tragedy. This recent wave of school violence is a wake-up call...As a student at a large University, I no longer have the sense that I am safe here at school...I am safe no where...This is such a sad shame...My prayers and thought are with the families who lost a loved one today...

mio_bella said...

Thanks for your comment, Addy.

I can understand how you are feeling to hear this tragedy. Now I feel sorry that my comment was inconsiderate for those who were involved in it.

Jan said...

Mio-Your English is very good and I think we know what you mean. It seems like everytime Anderson goes to cover something substancial, something else happens, like his coverage of NOLA last week.

I don't know if you have heard, but they have pulled Anderson back from Afganastan,to cover this story. I don't think he will be able to make tonights show, but sure he will be back by tomorrow night.

Jan

yukako said...

ここに日本語で書いていいのかわからないけど、私もみおたんと同じようなことを考えていたのでブログ書いたところです。でjanさんが書いたコメントを読んで、やっぱり!?そうだったんだ、と思いコメントしてます。彼、アフガニスタンから戻ってくるんだよね?はじめにJKがそう言ったような気がしたんだけど、自信がなかったの。彼的にはアフガニスタンに後ろ髪引かれる思いだろうけど、とりあえずは無事帰ってきて欲しいですね。

Pati Mc said...

Hi Mio,

I just got back from Seattle. I was in the Chicago O'Hare airport when I got the news about Virginia Tech. The airport has a special CNN TV Network on all of the TV's there. As exhausted as I was, I was heartsick and shocked. I felt as though this could not be happening in the US.

Anderson is on his way back to cover this story. He has to be having so many emotions at this time. He has to be sick and sad like the rest of us; but also sad that he had to abandon his work in Afghanistan. I also wonder if CNN realized that it was just too dangerous to leave him there.

I know that Anderson is a seasoned pro and he will rise to the occasion as always. Having just flown from one end of the country to the other and back over 4 days, I cannot imagine how tired he will be. This trip made me realize that Anderson has to be somewhat of a "Superman" to do what he does. He will be coming back and going right to work. Hope he sleeps on the plane!

What a horrible thing to have happened. It makes me feel sick, really. My heart and prayers go out to everyone touched by this tragedy. And to all of the correspondents covering the story -thank you. CNN has sent ALL of their people there. It is that major of a story. I have never seen anything like it since 9/11.

I pray I don't see it again.

mio_bella said...

My day was really crazy and I was pretty busy yesterday. It was not until 12 hours after the show that I found that Anderson was forced to come back to cover the story. But I believe he will do a very good job. He must be angry at what stupid decision school authority made. They should have done something elese to protect their staff and students.

But at the same time, I feel really sorry for Anderson, who had a lot to tell from Afghanistan. I also feel sorry for Larry King. This week should have been a remarkable week for him, all the people around the world celebrating him and his program. It was ruined due to this tragedy.

In Japan, another shooting case ocurred on the same day. The victim is a mayor of a middle-sized city called Nagazaki, where A-bomb was dropped more than half a century ago. Due to such a situation, their remarks on war sometimes become hub of discussion.

There is a yakuza group, or Japanese maphia group, in that city and they are said to be unhappy about their remark and attacked him. Actually former mayor was shot to death.

Only one person was killed in this case, but this is as a big news here in Japan as the school shooting in the US.


Jan,
Thank you for your information. I don't think you can read the post right after yours, but she is a frind of mine, who is as Andercrazy as we are. She also appreciate your information. As we are Japanese and English is not our native tongue, we sometimes find it hard to catch all the information they give us.


Pati,
I'm glad you are back! When I first saw the news and wrote the article above, I did not realize this was such a big problem. It seems to me that school shooting is rather "common" problem in the States. I'm sorry I am really ignorant. I'll write to you more later!


Wow! My comment is even longer than original post!

mio_bella said...

I happened to come back to myu blog and found a typo on the title. How embarrassing!

mio_bella said...

another typo on the upper comment...

I happened to ... "MY" blog and ...

How stupid I am.

CNN is on right now, and Wolf said that Anderson is covering the story tonight. Yay!

mio_bella said...

JK is hosting AC360 for Anderson...

Jan said...

TV Newser says he will be back on tomorrow night, per CNN

Anonymous said...

I was looking forward to seeing Anderson but it seems he wasn't able to make it in time for the broadcast. Have you seen the cable ratings for Monday at TV Newser? CNN led all the way through Primetime. It just goes to show that when people want to get REAL NEWS they turn on to CNN. Even the Professor who was interviewed by Kiran told her he logged on to CNN to know what was actually happening around him.

Pebbles

Anonymous said...

I was on an Anderdrought today, because I was really expecting him to be on, fortunately, while scanning thru the channels I saw a replay of Oprah on America's poor and Anderson did a segment there and was also interviewed by Oprah, so I got my Anderfix today, but nothing really beats LIVE Anderson.

Pebbles

Delie said...

Hi all!

I am almost speechless since yesterday morning. When I watched the breaking news on CNN, monday evening, about the VT massacre, I didn't realize it was so "big". I felt very sad of course. I was just coming back from a 6-day trip and was pretty busy. But the day after, when I read the AC360 blog entries and all the comments, I was more depressed. The post of John King with the cell phones made me cry at the office! Yesterday I watched live the VT convocation and listened to all the speeches. It was so moving. It seems that, here in France, we are more concerned about this tragedy with more than 24 hours delay. I don't know why... I didn't get CNN during a few hours the two last nights and, of course, AC 360 was aired during this failure. Usually, I am very upset when it happened but this time I am amazingly calm about that!

Hope everyone is ok and have a nice day or evening!

mio_bella said...

Hey delie,
Welcome back! And now in a few weeks, you'll be in NY, right? I want to go to the book signing with you!

I guess it took a long time for both of us to realize this was going to be such a big issue. Actually I sent email to CNN from an international viewer's point of view. When I first heard the news, I said to myself, "School shooting again? So what? They've already experienced enough of it and they let it happen again." I may sound really inconsiderate, but I fail to understand why they do not decide to abandon guns.