JPFO is pleased to officially welcome these fine national organizations to the Don't Inspire Evil campaign. This coordinated effort aims to convince national media to adopt a new, common sense, ethical guideline.

Add your voice to the growing demand that
mass media stops encouraging mass murder:

"Refrain from gratuitous or repetitious portrayal
of mass murderers' names and images."

Accuracy In Media, Don Irvine, President
Americans for Tax Reform, Grover Norquist, President
Bloomfield Press, Alan Korwin, Publisher and CEO
Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Assn., Sheriff Richard Mack, Founder
Crime Prevention Research Center, John Lott, President
David Kopel, Columnist, The Washington Post
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, Rabbi Dovid Bendory
Second Amendment Foundation, Alan Gottlieb, President
Western Journalism Center, Lori Klein, President

We join with Le Monde, La Croix, and CNN French TV affiliate BFMTV who will no longer publish photographs and names of terrorists "to avoid possible posthumous glorification effects."

We stand with Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin who became world news by refusing to name the perp in an Oregon college incident given saturation "coverage."

We support the work of No Notoriety, a citizen effort to curtail glorification heaped upon the worst elements of society in perverse efforts to increase media revenues.

The well-established link between copycat crimes and excessive exposure of criminal perpetrators by mass media must finally be admitted and broken. Failure to acknowledge these effects is tantamount to complicity in the acts, and the perpetrators know it.

We support adoption of a simple ethical guideline to encourage responsible reporting, and discourage reprehensible behavior by reporters, broadcasters and editors that tends to glorify, promote or encourage mass murderers, jihadis and related criminal activity. Every journalist who fails to take steps to limit the publicity support these heinous villains seek is an ally in the crimes they commit against humanity.

"We must starve terrorists
of the oxygen of publicity
which they seek."
-- Margaret Thatcher


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