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   Kmart @Kmart: Sale on toy guns #CTShooting #PrayforNewton ...What? Too soon?

14 Dec 2012 10:30 PM   |   7350 clicks   |   Business Insider
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Indubitably     
To Twat

14 Dec 2012 10:31 PM
wildcardjack     
I remember a Carlin bit..

They're going to take away the toy guns AND KEEP THE REAL ONES!

14 Dec 2012 10:33 PM
epoc_tnac     
In 2010 - the latest year for which detailed statistics are available - there were 12,996 murders in the US. Of those, 8,775 were caused by firearms.

I wonder how many of those that weren't in numbers that the news cares about are interesting to the general public.

It is horrific that 27 died today. But thousands have died this year. I'm sure at least 20 children were among them.

Why is it worse when they all die at the same time, than when they die every day?

14 Dec 2012 10:35 PM
Old Man Winter    [TotalFark]  
I think their explanation was reasonable. The "promotion" tag was the twitter party they were hosting and it was them telling people the party was over and that something bad had happened. Might look bad, but seems legit.

14 Dec 2012 10:36 PM
you are a puppet     
From what i know about twitter their explanation seems pretty reasonable.

14 Dec 2012 10:36 PM
LiQuid!     
Social media overreacts to EVERYTHING in the face of terrible tragedy?! YOU DON'T SAY!! Kmart's explanation is totally fine and this headline is farking ridiculous.

Next stop on the witch hunt, *shakes dice* video games again!

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14 Dec 2012 10:36 PM
skinink     

"Tell him, Ray."


"K-Mart sucks."


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14 Dec 2012 10:38 PM
Precision Boobery     
Man, you'd have thought K-mart learned their lesson after Bowling for Columbine.

/Shop kmart. Shop K-mart
//doesn't really work

14 Dec 2012 10:38 PM
vicioushobbit     

Old Man Winter: I think their explanation was reasonable. The "promotion" tag was the twitter party they were hosting and it was them telling people the party was over and that something bad had happened. Might look bad, but seems legit.


/agree.

This is a non-issue.

14 Dec 2012 10:38 PM
onlyadistraction     
As I scrolled down the article that called out Kmart for being heartless with their tweet, a "pop-up" emerged from the bottom right side of the screen that said "RECOMMENDED FOR YOU: Mass Shooting Suspect Adam Lanza Was A 'Developmentally Disabled' 20-Year-Old"

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14 Dec 2012 10:40 PM
ultraholland     
LiQuid!: video games again!

every year the graphics get more evil

14 Dec 2012 10:41 PM
Shazam999     
Twitter needs to be destroyed.

14 Dec 2012 10:41 PM
bonefish     
Strange. I'm giving Mass Effect 2 another playthrough now and I don't have any urges to kill my son or go on a murder rampage? Is there something wrong wth me?

14 Dec 2012 10:41 PM
Indubitably     
To own Farkers

How do I monetize this?

Seven days,

14 Dec 2012 10:41 PM
seventypercent    [TotalFark]  
"We wanted the participants in the Twitter party we had just halted to see our message of sympathy. The way you do that is by adding the hashtag for the Twitter party. It was absolutely not used for any promotional reasons, but simply to ensure the participants of the Twitter party were able to see our message of sympathy."

I can see why the tweet could have been misinterpreted as advertising.

But this explanation makes sense, and I for one take them at their word.

Does anybody really believe that even the most tone-deaf PR professionals would attempt to cash in on the murder of 20 children?

Let's reserve our outrage for the people that actually deserve it.

/looking at you, Mike Huckabee

14 Dec 2012 10:42 PM
epoc_tnac     
The best we can hope is that the media don't glorify this asshole by making him the most important part of the story.

Who am I kidding, I'm sure they'll be posting his image all over their front pages and spending hours talking about his motives.

Charlie Brooker explains why the media shouldn't fetishize the murderers and FFS he is right. Focus on the victims, not on the bastard that killed them.

14 Dec 2012 10:44 PM
TheHappyCanadian     

LiQuid!: Social media overreacts to EVERYTHING in the face of terrible tragedy?! YOU DON'T SAY!! Kmart's explanation is totally fine and this headline is farking ridiculous.

Next stop on the witch hunt, *shakes dice* video games again!

[i.imgur.com image 411x533]


what scares me is the amount of "likes"

14 Dec 2012 10:45 PM
Professor Pickles     

seventypercent: Does anybody really believe that even the most tone-deaf PR professionals would attempt to cash in on the murder of 20 children?


Well there was that dumbass who made some insensitive tweet after the aurora shootings to sell dresses or some shiat.

14 Dec 2012 10:46 PM
onlyadistraction     

ultraholland: LiQuid!: video games again!

every year the graphics get more evil

 

Not with WoW!

/why the fark do i still pay for that

14 Dec 2012 10:46 PM
Britney Spear's Speculum     
Dear Submittard and Twitter,

i.imgur.comView Full Size



That is all

14 Dec 2012 10:47 PM
GandalfTheWhite     
Well said, LiQuid!.

/I didn't add the exclamation point. That's just part of his name. 
//Thoughts are with those affected. Unbelievable tragedy.

14 Dec 2012 10:48 PM
Suckmaster Burstingfoam     

bonefish: Strange. I'm giving Mass Effect 2 another playthrough now and I don't have any urges to kill my son or go on a murder rampage? Is there something wrong wth me?


Whiner. Back in the d&d days I had to make it to 20th level Anti-Paladin before they invited me to my first Satanic Mass.

Made me bring the goat too.

14 Dec 2012 10:50 PM
onlyadistraction     

Britney Spear's Speculum: Dear Submittard and Twitter,

[i.imgur.com image 528x500]


That is all


You do realize that her name is Britney Spears? You should have spelled your name "Britney Spears' Speculum."

That is all

14 Dec 2012 10:51 PM
wxboy     
Reminds me of this story from after the Aurora shootings.

14 Dec 2012 10:53 PM
Radioactive Ass     

seventypercent: Does anybody really believe that even the most tone-deaf PR professionals would attempt to cash in on the murder of 20 children?


"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,"

-Rahm Emanuel

/that is all...

14 Dec 2012 10:53 PM
epoc_tnac     
As long as the media keeps glorifying these assholes that kill lots of people, they will keep killing. I'm sure this guy's face will be all over the media in a matter of hours, if it isn't already.

If you are unhappy with your life and you want everyone to know about it, what better way than to murder lots of people, and be famous for a few days.

I think the media has to take responsibility and not give these guys their 15 minutes of fame. But they can't tear themselves away. It is the media that makes these people important. It's not enough to kill yourself, you have to kill scores of others, so that everyone knows how unhappy you were.

And the more you kill, the more the media will talk about you. That is the reason mass murderers do it. They want to be famous. And the media will make them more famous for every dead body. The media needs to quit it's appetite for murder.

14 Dec 2012 10:57 PM
Indubitably     
To desensationalize

14 Dec 2012 11:01 PM
SmithHiller     
Umm...
Kmart sent us(Business Insider) this statement explaining what happened:

"We wanted the participants in the Twitter party we had just halted to see our message of sympathy. The way you do that is by adding the hashtag for the Twitter party. It was absolutely not used for any promotional reasons, but simply to ensure the participants of the Twitter party were able to see our message of sympathy."

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/kmart-n ewtown-tweet-2012-12#ixzz2F5c1Nb DY

14 Dec 2012 11:01 PM
fisker    [TotalFark]  
people tweeting Kmart

14 Dec 2012 11:02 PM
Karne     

Shazam999: Twitter needs to be destroyed.


And all books too!

And stupid people! (You better hide Moron!)

14 Dec 2012 11:06 PM
Flakeloaf     

LiQuid!: Social media overreacts to EVERYTHING in the face of terrible tragedy?! YOU DON'T SAY!! Kmart's explanation is totally fine and this headline is farking ridiculous.

Next stop on the witch hunt, *shakes dice* video games again!

[i.imgur.com image 411x533]


BWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHHHHAHA HAHA wow holy farking crap that thread is four pounds of fun in a two-pound straitjacket.

14 Dec 2012 11:06 PM
Indubitably     

Karne: Shazam999: Twitter needs to be destroyed.

And all books too!

And stupid people! (You better hide Moron!)


No.

You.

14 Dec 2012 11:10 PM
Old Man Winter    [TotalFark]  

Britney Spear's Speculum: Dear Submittard and Twitter,

[i.imgur.com image 528x500]


That is all


Completely off-topic, but I always wondered who told the potato gal about the pics. Not to be too insensitive of a douche, but I had far less animosity towards whoever used her image in a silly joke than whoever decided her life was incomplete without knowing about it, Might be a terribly prejudiced belief but I somehow doubt she would have found it on her own.

14 Dec 2012 11:14 PM
Begoggle     
Kmart is right, you are wrong. #submittard

14 Dec 2012 11:25 PM
King Something     

seventypercent: Does anybody really believe that even the most tone-deaf PR professionals would attempt to cash in on the murder of 20 children?


Yes, because this is America™ and Money™ is more important than children.

14 Dec 2012 11:51 PM
StoPPeRmobile     
Why do they have to glamorize automobiles when people die on the road everyday?

We need to start blaming the cars and keep this from ever happening again.

15 Dec 2012 12:02 AM
Thats_Not_My_Baby     

onlyadistraction: Britney Spear's Speculum: Dear Submittard and Twitter,

[i.imgur.com image 528x500]


That is all

You do realize that her name is Britney Spears? You should have spelled your name "Britney Spears' Speculum."

That is all


You do realize that names that end in "s" may be possessive either through Spears' AND Spears's, and that both are correct?

That is all

15 Dec 2012 12:03 AM
Crudbucket     

Thats_Not_My_Baby: onlyadistraction: Britney Spear's Speculum: Dear Submittard and Twitter,

[i.imgur.com image 528x500]


That is all

You do realize that her name is Britney Spears? You should have spelled your name "Britney Spears' Speculum."

That is all

You do realize that names that end in "s" may be possessive either through Spears' AND Spears's, and that both are correct?

That is all


You do realize that neither Spears' OR Spears's is Spear's?

That is all.

15 Dec 2012 12:23 AM
StoPPeRmobile     

Thats_Not_My_Baby: onlyadistraction: Britney Spear's Speculum: Dear Submittard and Twitter,

[i.imgur.com image 528x500]


That is all

You do realize that her name is Britney Spears? You should have spelled your name "Britney Spears' Speculum."

That is all

You do realize that names that end in "s" may be possessive either through Spears' AND Spears's, and that both are correct?

That is all


Some jokes are like onions.

15 Dec 2012 12:34 AM
jst3p     

King Something: seventypercent: Does anybody really believe that even the most tone-deaf PR professionals would attempt to cash in on the murder of 20 children?

Yes


Well then, you are an idiot.

15 Dec 2012 12:38 AM
John Paul Jones     
This is a perfect example of why Fark's commenting and admin system is broken. Misleading headline? Fine, but when you have to wade through 40+ comments to find out the actual situation? Ponderous.

15 Dec 2012 12:59 AM
Radioactive Ass     

John Paul Jones: This is a perfect example of why Fark's commenting and admin system is broken. Misleading headline? Fine, but when you have to wade through 40+ comments to find out the actual situation? Ponderous.


Or you could RTFA itself which says it much more quickly.

15 Dec 2012 01:11 AM
Clint_Torres    [TotalFark]  

Crudbucket: Thats_Not_My_Baby: onlyadistraction: Britney Spear's Speculum: Dear Submittard and Twitter,

[i.imgur.com image 528x500]


That is all

You do realize that her name is Britney Spears? You should have spelled your name "Britney Spears' Speculum."

That is all

You do realize that names that end in "s" may be possessive either through Spears' AND Spears's, and that both are correct?

That is all

You do realize that neither Spears' OR Spears's is Spear's?

That is all.


Oh...SNAP!

15 Dec 2012 01:11 AM
the ha ha guy     

seventypercent: Does anybody really believe that even the most tone-deaf PR professionals would attempt to cash in on the murder of 20 children?


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15 Dec 2012 01:43 AM
Gig103    [TotalFark]  

seventypercent: Does anybody really believe that even the most tone-deaf PR professionals would attempt to cash in on the murder of 20 children?


I do.

15 Dec 2012 02:03 AM
KellyX     
Game of Thrones' Facebook page promoted a "See everyone murdered in Game of Thrones" link, everyone flipped their shiat on them, they had the post deleted within 5mins...

15 Dec 2012 02:33 AM
Gyrfalcon     

epoc_tnac: In 2010 - the latest year for which detailed statistics are available - there were 12,996 murders in the US. Of those, 8,775 were caused by firearms.

I wonder how many of those that weren't in numbers that the news cares about are interesting to the general public.

It is horrific that 27 died today. But thousands have died this year. I'm sure at least 20 children were among them.

Why is it worse when they all die at the same time, than when they die every day?


You're not really serious, are you?

15 Dec 2012 02:46 AM
vrax     
Well, any excuse not to go into K-Mart is OK with me. I usually use "Because it's K-Mart" though.

15 Dec 2012 03:24 AM
swingerofbirches     
If I had any hope of ever understanding Twitter it went out the window when I learned that K Mart throws parties on it. K Mart couldn't throw a party inside a K Mart, and they sell party supplies!

15 Dec 2012 05:32 AM
moothemagiccow     
twitter..... party?

that sounds just awful

15 Dec 2012 05:49 AM
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