no, this isn't to ask how many males on hub pages have these characteristics. that's rather obvious.
instead, as reported on a public radio program heard across the country (on the left side of the dial), the accused suspect in the ft. hood shooting possesses these characteristics, making him more likely to attempt such an act than if he weren't "single, short, and a little bit chubby."
A screwed up way to compensate for lack of machismo...perhaps he should have done what other men do??? They are responsible for women being poor judges of distance because the men teach us that what appears to be two inches is actually six or eight inches??? Yes?
I just read the entire article. When I consider the entire article I don't see it as bigoted. However when you read the line: ""single, short, and a little bit chubby." I just doesn't fit with the rest of the article. BAD EDITING...
you're correct, cj, bad editing. combined with bad reporting and the company's desire to shift away from what made them successful. they're more than happy to slide into the infotainment world of sensationalism. complete, total, and absolute irresponsibility.
i'm not "single, short, and a little bit chubby," but if i were, it's a guarantee that npr would be given the riot act.
as lita posted previously, their book reviews are abysmal at best. their music reviews are even worse.
Awww. I know you are tall...and my bf is 6', but I've known many attractive & charming shorter guys. It's usually some other, really disagreeable trait.
And rebekah - You'd be surprised what is overlooked in big organizations. Sometimes it seems the unstable ones are the ones who stay...driving a lot of decent people out or away (or in this case, God...killing them).
listened to this report as well. this afternoon's news was almost disgusting. very juvenile reporting, with a severe inability to ask the questions that will hold people accountable. everyone is in the CYA mode, saying i told you so, etc. now he's a scapegoat.
last thursday morning he was a Major in the u.s. army.
I read the article, and the way I took what they said was that he couldn't find a girlfriend or wife because he was short and chubby. It struck me as two-step jump from short and chubby to girlfriend-less - and then from there, more likely a freako killer. It pretty much looks to me like whoever was reporting didn't want to see any of the elephants in the room and was, instead, looking for flimsy "other reasons".
It's pretty irresponsible, though, because the world is full of tall and chubby, short and thin, or tall and think mental-case freaks. Besides, I somehow doubt this guy's only problem finding women was being chubby or short! He's a mental-case weirdo who wanted to be a terrorist. Points off in the eyes of most normal women looking for date.
Yeah. There are just strange things sometimes on NPR news programs. I can't explain it. Most of the time, I enjoy listening, but when it comes down to it, the shows I like are more arts, music or science oriented. The news I always find a bit 'off.' They also at times make too much of some books, just because they are deemed 'literary.' Or, should I say, coming out of this or that writing program. Which doesn't equal 'good.'
NPR made a programming shift about 8 months ago and took off a great favorite drive-time program - the reason given was budget cuts. I didn't understand it at the time since it was such a terrific topical show. Haven't listened since as the replacement was drivil. Obviously the shift to the infotainment world is the answer. Thanks for the heads up.
Saying that the shooter is "single, short, and a little bit chubby" is bigoted, I believe. This is no excuse. Are we now going to profile people based on their attractiveness? If so, who will determine what is attractive? Some women like men like that, some men like women that are big too. *sigh*