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Onion editor who coined ‘No way to prevent this’ headline lives near Parkland high school
Each time a new mass shooting occurs in America, satirical website the Onion publishes a story about it with the same chilling headline: “‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens.”
The man who wrote the headline is former Onion editor Jason Roeder. On Tuesday, he tweeted that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, the location of the mass shooting that left 17 people dead on Feb. 14, is eerily close to his home.
“When I wrote this headline, I had no idea it would be applied to the high school a mile from my house,” he wrote.
When I wrote this headline, I had no idea it would be applied to the high school a mile from my house. https://t.co/Vm1jCaiugo
— Jason Roeder (@jasonroeder) February 15, 2018
More than 35,000 people retweeted Roeder’s sad revelation. The Onion began using the headline in stories about mass shootings several years ago.
At press time, residents of the only economically advanced nation in the world where roughly two mass shootings have occurred every month for the past eight years were referring to themselves and their situation as “helpless.”
Once again, a satirical news site has more to say about a national tragedy than many mainstream media outlets.
Tiffany Kelly is the Unclick editor at Daily Dot. Previously, she worked at Ars Technica and Wired. Her writing has appeared in several other print and online publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Popular Mechanics, and GQ.