Yesterday was a tragedy. My sympathies go out to Virginia Tech and anyone involved in such a terrible and sad event. I cannot fathom what kind of a coward it takes to do something so absolutely senseless and horrific. We should all grieve for the families who have lost children and the friends who have died.
Unfortunately – This is the one thing that the media is incapable of doing because, in reality, the Main Stream Media doesn’t know how to deal with a tragedy. The news tries to treat tragedies like an episode of CSI. They cover the event all day long, and we watch, bleary eyed, wondering if new evidence will pop up after return from commercial. Obviously, this is almost never the case in real life. So – what can the media do next: Start guessing. Just look at how quickly the news is trying to point the finger. It couldn’t have been an hour after the breaking news that they started whipping up conjectures over how something like this could happen. Both the police, and the schools response to the event have been questioned. It seems that people forget – Hindsight is 20/20. And then, of course, there’s the ole’ classic: Almost instantly – this was posted in the middle of the article on ABC News:
Related??? As if Gun Control could have made a dang lick-a difference in this situation.
What families need here are prayers and whatever help they can get. Not the media trying to blame somebody and dragging up irrelevant political debates.