Now don't get all shitty with me for posting this here. I didn't make it, the Anonymous post message is bodgy and yada yada yada.
The news of the postings to the board has surfaced and one news site carrying the story of the posting of messages and images like the one above has already been taken down.
Or at least, it had been when I tried to have a look at it.
This one is still up...
Well, you can see for yourself exactly what the "sick internet joke" was and yes, it was a joke.
The following screed may not be terribly eloquent in form, but in feeling it's louder than the sum of its words. (Caps in original.)
THIS IS THE SHIT WHAT US MEDIA WANTS
THEY ARE CELEBRATING ON THIS INCIDENT
THIS IS SELLING MILLIONS
FUCK YOUR "RIGHTS" TO BUY WEAPONS NEXT TO VEGETABLES AND MILK.
NO WEAPONS - NO SHOOTINGS
Who are you to wave your finger? So full of it.
Eyeballs deep in muddy waters Fuckin' hypocrite.
Liar, lawyer, mirror, show me.
What's the difference?
Do you think it's too soon to laugh at the latest tragedy? If so, how long do you think we should wait? A week? A month? A year? Never? Perhaps you might be generous enough to allow individuals to decide for themselves if, when and how they choose to deal with Cho Seung-Hui's actions.
There are some who are ridiculing the man and his actions already. Those same people are angry at the concept of going to a grocery store to buy milk, vegetables and a Glock 9mm.
The media are picking over Cho's dorm room, his classmates' myspace pictures of the victims, his writings - you name it. They're circling like vultures looking for the latest bit of soft underbelly to splat before the eyeballs of those with the ad-buying budgets.
The news items are screaming that Cho wrote "violent plays". FFS, didn't they go see The Matrix? Full Metal Jacket? Shakespeare wrote violent plays!
Now, you tell me what's sick: The picture at the top or the "respected" media outlets falling all over themselves for that exclusive bit of information about Cho Seung-Hui?