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December 15, 2012
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Just doing your job? Right Asshole…Right;(

In regards to the tragic shooting in Connecticut yesterday, I would like to take a moment to address the media coverage. The way the major news channels have portrayed the slaughter of these poor kids is ridiculous to me. The images of terrified kids running away from the school or the images of parents receiving life changing news are all over the TV. Images of parents breaking down with the news that their poor child was gunned down at the hand of a mad man…where is the human compassion? I see pictures of women screaming into their cell phones in horror. My question is what good are these images? How do they help?

The media is sticking a GD camera in the face of people at the absolute lowest moment of their lives and it frankly makes me sick. These people are not celebrities, they are victims of an unspeakable terror. The media should  give these poor people some space and show some compassion.

The media in many ways is the coldest SOB on the planet. The media doesn’t give a shit about human privacy or grief in any situation. All the media wants is “The Shot”. They want to have that lasting image that gets printed on every newspaper in the country.  The events that took place yesterday are very real and irreversible. The Newtown community and the parents will never be the same after this shooting. We will probably never know the true ripple effect that one man caused on so many lives. My heart goes out to the victims and there really is no explanation for the events in Connecticut. I think Springsteen said it best long ago with the lyric “Well sir, I guess there’s just a meanness in this world”. This is an evil that cannot be explained or reasoned with, it just consumes the innocent.

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One Comment
  1. This is so true! I was disgusted to hear the news reporting “if the death toll holds up” it will be the biggest school shooting in history. My heart still hurts for those families and I can’t imagine being so cold as to zoom in on their pain. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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