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Orlando, other bloodshed no threat to bull market for violent entertainment

Orlando, other bloodshed no threat to bull market for violent entertainment

"Order your man to step aside or there will be violence," Lancel Lannister said.

Cersei Lannister responded quietly, "I choose violence."

Maybe on an ordinary Sunday night, the confrontation following that exchange on HBO's hugely popular "Game of Thrones" last weekend — climaxing in one man ripping off the head of another — might be a fine diversion.

With the queasy horror and heartache of the Orlando nightclub massacre still fresh, some of us found even the hint of bloodshed like teasing an open wound.

Sensitivities heightened and momentarily hyperaware of just how much violence pervades entertainment, one could only...

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