Op-Ed: Facebook Users “Like” Tucson Mass-Murderer

By Matt Lewis, Editor
The Gilbert Gumption


In cyberspace exists a “Public Page” on Facebook with a Wikipedia entry on the mass murderer who killed six and wounded several others in a shooting outside a supermarket in Tucson, Ariz. As of Tuesday, Aug. 7 the “Jared Lee Loughner” page had 134 “likes.” Another page, simply titled “Jared Loughner” has 50 more fans. I hope I am not alone in saying that I am disgusted that this evil man has nearly 200 fans on Facebook and possibly countless others on other social and underground media websites. The reason this post is so short is not because I cannot articulate my feelings, but because this disgusting fact leaves me speechless.