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PostSubject: Re: Dave Cullen 's latest strike   Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:28 am

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The hate Cullen gets on here is ridiculous sometimes.

I know right? Really boring and some of the posters namely the one up there who everyone knows just go on and on about it. Part of the reason this forum is pretty much dead now and a lot of good posters left.

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Um, not all of us here think the Cullen criticism is boring. From what I've observed, more are interested in it than not. Lporter has been the most effective and dedicated Cullen critic that I know of and I feel that the anti Cullenities owe him a great debt in that regard.
I'm also not aware of anyone who has left especially for this reason.
These tragic events took place 17 years ago now and longer and there isn't always fresh and exciting new material to talk about.
We have not 'lost' any members due to Cullen debates. I have never even gotten a complaint about the Cullen debates. And believe me, people have no problems complaining about what's going on at this forum.

Members come and go. They lose interest and go. They may come back months or years later if the interest is sparked again. It happens all of the time. However the Top Contributor's list is pretty consistent. You will find the best of the best posters on that list and they've all been here for a very long time. In the entire time only about 4 people on the list have lost interest and dropped off the list.

I have had a 4 month break from posting. Not because I've lost interest (been viewing but not signing in). It was down to some posts but not the Cullen related ones.
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PostSubject: Re: Dave Cullen 's latest strike   Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:11 am

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Jenn wrote:
PaintItBlack wrote:
x5000x wrote:
Juicy Jazzy wrote:
The hate Cullen gets on here is ridiculous sometimes.

I know right? Really boring and some of the posters namely the one up there who everyone knows just go on and on about it. Part of the reason this forum is pretty much dead now and a lot of good posters left.

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Um, not all of us here think the Cullen criticism is boring. From what I've observed, more are interested in it than not. Lporter has been the most effective and dedicated Cullen critic that I know of and I feel that the anti Cullenities owe him a great debt in that regard.
I'm also not aware of anyone who has left especially for this reason.
These tragic events took place 17 years ago now and longer and there isn't always fresh and exciting new material to talk about.
We have not 'lost' any members due to Cullen debates. I have never even gotten a complaint about the Cullen debates. And believe me, people have no problems complaining about what's going on at this forum.

Members come and go. They lose interest and go. They may come back months or years later if the interest is sparked again. It happens all of the time. However the Top Contributor's list is pretty consistent. You will find the best of the best posters on that list and they've all been here for a very long time. In the entire time only about 4 people on the list have lost interest and dropped off the list.

I have had a 4 month break from posting. Not because I've lost interest (been viewing but not signing in). It was down to some posts but not the Cullen related ones.
Yes, you are one of the 4 I am referring to about dropping off the list. People take breaks (for whatever reasons) and that's fine. They're welcome back whenever they want. But in the 3 years I've been running this forum no one has ever complained about Cullen debates let alone leave/stop posting because of it. Not that I am aware of anyway and like I said before, people really don't have a problem speaking up when something on the forum bothers them.

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PostSubject: Re: Dave Cullen 's latest strike   Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:22 am

Jenn wrote:
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Jenn wrote:
PaintItBlack wrote:
x5000x wrote:
Juicy Jazzy wrote:
The hate Cullen gets on here is ridiculous sometimes.

I know right? Really boring and some of the posters namely the one up there who everyone knows just go on and on about it. Part of the reason this forum is pretty much dead now and a lot of good posters left.

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Um, not all of us here think the Cullen criticism is boring. From what I've observed, more are interested in it than not. Lporter has been the most effective and dedicated Cullen critic that I know of and I feel that the anti Cullenities owe him a great debt in that regard.
I'm also not aware of anyone who has left especially for this reason.
These tragic events took place 17 years ago now and longer and there isn't always fresh and exciting new material to talk about.
We have not 'lost' any members due to Cullen debates. I have never even gotten a complaint about the Cullen debates. And believe me, people have no problems complaining about what's going on at this forum.

Members come and go. They lose interest and go. They may come back months or years later if the interest is sparked again. It happens all of the time. However the Top Contributor's list is pretty consistent. You will find the best of the best posters on that list and they've all been here for a very long time. In the entire time only about 4 people on the list have lost interest and dropped off the list.

I have had a 4 month break from posting. Not because I've lost interest (been viewing but not signing in). It was down to some posts but not the Cullen related ones.
Yes, you are one of the 4 I am referring to about dropping off the list. People take breaks (for whatever reasons) and that's fine. They're welcome back whenever they want. But in the 3 years I've been running this forum no one has ever complained about Cullen debates let alone leave/stop posting because of it. Not that I am aware of anyway and like I said before, people really don't have a problem speaking up when something on the forum bothers them.

Yep. My issue was with something entirely different from Dave Cullen. The issue is still there (more so in fact) but I had a couple of points to make about the Sue Klebold thing so I figured I might as well just post as it's not going to go away.
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PostSubject: Re: Dave Cullen 's latest strike   Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:33 pm

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People, you don't need a peer reviewed scientific article to see that Eric's behavior showed that he was deficient in the areas of empathy/remorse.

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PostSubject: Re: Dave Cullen 's latest strike   Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:33 pm

Only read a preview of Cullen's book but when he started describing Eric as this cool ladies man i was like

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i thought forsure that had to be some type of humor on Cullen's part

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PostSubject: Re: Dave Cullen 's latest strike   Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:43 am

Dave Cullen is beneath contempt - not because he created such ludicrous characterizations of Dylan and (especially) Eric in his book, but because he exploited a national tragedy for purposes of financial gain and personal aggrandizement. Of all the Columbine ambulance-chasers, he's the most loathsome, by far.

Let's be honest: Brooks Brown is, or at least used to be, pretty sleazy. His book is a worthwhile read, but the only reason he wrote it was to try to milk NBK for all it was worth. But at least he had a legitimate claim to having some connection to the massacre - he was friends with Dylan and ... enemies with Eric.

Cullen, on the other hand, was a two-bit hack - a "freelance journalist" who'd written pretty much zilch - who happened to be living in Denver on 4/20. He got lucky. He stumbled upon the story of a lifetime, and he rode it all the way to a considerable pile of money and a national reputation, with occasional national-television exposure. (For a while, he was popping up on CNN every time there was a new shooting spree.) That's a lot farther than most two-bit hacks ever go, so it's a noteworthy accomplishment.

He told me (in the one e-mail exchange we ever did) that he went broke writing Cullenbine, that the only money he earned before publishing the book was three thousand dollars for writing some story for Salon. I don't know how much he's earned from royalties, but it must be a decent-sized sum.

The man is a soulless profiteer with delusions of Truman Capote-ness. I sincerely hope that, one day, his book will be maligned as widely as it has been praised.

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PostSubject: Re: Dave Cullen 's latest strike   Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:42 pm

Dave Cullen was wrong about Eric sleeping with Brenda Parker, but he is right that Eric was a ladies man. I count 18 girls from the 11k that he was involved with or that liked him. According to studies, only about 60% of high school boys date, so Eric was far more prolific than other boys his age. By a huge factor.

Eric was a ladies' man.

As far as Dylan being a follower is concerned, the 11k backs it up. Heidi Johnson, Nick Baumgart, Tyler Chenoweth, Terry Lawson, Katelyn Place, Steve Trujillo, Dominick Duran, Michael Bierman, Leslie Burns, Jason Cornelius, Brett O'Neill, Roison McEwen, and finally and most importantly Devon Adams (10618) all say Dylan was a follower of Eric.

Dylan was a follower.

Moreover, every doctor who looked into the case diagnosed Eric with psychopathy. Dr. Peter Langman, Dr. Mary Ellen O'Toole, Dr. Frank Ochs, and Dr. Dwayne Fusilier all diagnosed him as a psychopath. Dr. Fuselier presented this diagnosis at the NVAVC conference in Leesburg, VA that the FBI hosted and the reviewers there endorsed it. The diagnosis was ultimately endorsed by Dr. Robert Hare, who invented the category of psychopath.

You may not agree with these points, but Cullen supports them with a large amount of evidence, which is what journalists are supposed to do.
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PostSubject: Re: Dave Cullen 's latest strike   Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:07 pm

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The diagnosis was ultimately endorsed by Dr. Robert Hare, who invented the category of psychopath.
I once asked you to show me where you found this information but you never responded. I can find no evidence online that it's true.

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PostSubject: Re: Dave Cullen 's latest strike   Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:35 pm

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I once asked you to show me where you found this information but you never responded. I can find no evidence online that it's true.


He is disgusted with the morons around him. These are not the rantings of an angry young man, picked on by jocks until he's not going to take it anymore. These are the rantings of someone with a messianic-grade superiority complex, out to punish the entire human race for its appalling inferiority. It may look like hate, but "It's more about demeaning other people," says Hare.
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PostSubject: Re: Dave Cullen 's latest strike   Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:42 pm

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The diagnosis was ultimately endorsed by Dr. Robert Hare, who invented the category of psychopath.
I once asked you to show me where you found this information but you never responded. I can find no evidence online that it's true.

It's here on his personal site:

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PostSubject: Re: Dave Cullen 's latest strike   Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:46 pm

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The diagnosis was ultimately endorsed by Dr. Robert Hare, who invented the category of psychopath.
I once asked you to show me where you found this information but you never responded. I can find no evidence online that it's true.

It's here on his personal site:

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I know Cullen's article is is there but as I pointed out before, it says this.

"The following links are provided, without comment, to illustrate the coverage given to the topic of psychopathy in the media, and are strictly for interest sake."
"*NOTE: Some of Dr. Hare's work was used by the investigators and the writer but Dr. Hare was not directly involved in the psychological assessments."

There is no endorsement and he puts a special note on this article to make readers aware that he was not directly involved in the assessment. I think saying that he endorses the diagnosis is a misrepresentation of what is there.

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PostSubject: Re: Dave Cullen 's latest strike   Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:09 pm

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I once asked you to show me where you found this information but you never responded. I can find no evidence online that it's true.


He is disgusted with the morons around him. These are not the rantings of an angry young man, picked on by jocks until he's not going to take it anymore. These are the rantings of someone with a messianic-grade superiority complex, out to punish the entire human race for its appalling inferiority. It may look like hate, but "It's more about demeaning other people," says Hare.
This quote was also included in the article:
"Because of their inability to appreciate the feelings of others, some psychopaths are capable of behavior that normal people find not only horrific but baffling. For example, they can torture and mutilate their victims with about the same sense of concern that we feel when we carve a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner."
Is that referring to Eric, or is it a general statement about criminal psychopaths?

The way I read it, what you posted is a quote written by Dave Cullen with Robert Hare's statement attached to make it sound as though he was referring specifically to Eric Harris. If you look at the quotes in that article, it seems to me that Hare was talking about psychopathy in general and Cullen weaved them into the article to make it sound as though he was referring to a particular individual. Maybe I'm wrong about it but I don't see him say anything that is specific to Eric, the quotes are suspiciously short or without context, and with the addition of a disclaimer on Hare's website, I don't get the impression that Hare has any professional opinion on the diagnosis of Eric Harris. That's not to say he would disagree if he did personally evaluate Eric, but he makes a point to say that he has not been directly involved in the psychological assessment of Eric or Dylan (which is curious, considering that Cullen's article said that he was consulted by the FBI regarding Columbine, which would probably suggest to readers that he was personally involved with the assessments, if they had not accessed the page through Hare's website).

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PostSubject: Re: Dave Cullen 's latest strike   Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:03 am

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Here is my comment:

You are indeed correct that Dave Cullen's book is full of inaccurate and misleading information. Unfortunately, you take the ball and run with it in the wrong direction, focusing on the tired issue of antidepressants.

The main problem with Mr. Cullen's book is that his characterization of Eric Harris as a swaggering, confident ladies' man and Dylan Klebold as his cowering emo lapdog is so thoroughly at variance with the established, known facts of the two boys' lives that one wonders how a reasonably intelligent (and honest) person who spent ten years looking at the available evidence could have come to such a conclusion.

I could write a book debunking Cullenbine, but for now I'll make these points:


You should write that book. It'll sell if you publicly collaborate with Jenn and Sorority. farao
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PostSubject: Re: Dave Cullen 's latest strike   Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:39 am

sscc wrote:
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The diagnosis was ultimately endorsed by Dr. Robert Hare, who invented the category of psychopath.
I once asked you to show me where you found this information but you never responded. I can find no evidence online that it's true.

It's here on his personal site:

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I know Cullen's article is is there but as I pointed out before, it says this.

"The following links are provided, without comment, to illustrate the coverage given to the topic of psychopathy in the media, and are strictly for interest sake."
"*NOTE: Some of Dr. Hare's work was used by the investigators and the writer but Dr. Hare was not directly involved in the psychological assessments."

There is no endorsement and he puts a special note on this article to make readers aware that he was not directly involved in the assessment. I think saying that he endorses the diagnosis is a misrepresentation of what is there.

He would not link to a finding that was a misuse of his work. He is only clarifying that he didn't produce it.
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