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“If roads were collapsing all across the United States, killing dozens of drivers, we would surely see that as a moment to talk about what we could do to keep roads from collapsing. If terrorists were detonating bombs in port after port, you can be sure Congress would be working to upgrade the nation’s security measures. If a plague was ripping through communities, public-health officials would be working feverishly to contain it.Only with gun violence do we respond to repeated tragedies by saying that mourning is acceptable but discussing how to prevent more tragedies is not. But that’s unacceptable.”—Ezra Klein, Eleven facts about guns and mass shootings in the United States - Washington Post
“To President Obama, I have been deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the dreadful loss of life today in Newtown, Connecticut; particularly the news that so many of the dead are children. "Prince Philip joins me in extending our heartfelt sympathy to you and the American people at this difficult time. "The thoughts and prayers of everyone in the United Kingdom and throughout the Commonwealth are with the families and friends of those killed and with all those who have been affected by today's events.”— The Queen’s message to President Obama regarding the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut
Fuck you, media.
Fuck you for your irresponsible, unforgivable reporting on this tragedy.
Fuck you for interviewing traumatized children.
Fuck you for confronting a man and telling him that his ex-wife and over two dozen others were shot dead by his son.
Fuck you for calling the 78 year old distraught grandma of the shooter and mother of the deceased Nancy and expecting her not to breakdown and cry. Fuck you for publishing that that happened.
Fuck you for reporting that the wrong brother was the shooter.
Fuck you for saying that mom was a teacher at the school, just because some parent outside of the school said it.
Fuck you for trying to profile the shooter, the mom, and every other member of his family.
Fuck you for already pointing at a “divorced family,” “autism,” and “personality disorder” for some sort of explanation.
Fuck you for assuming motives. Fuck you ABC News for having a video titled “Why did Adam Lanza Snap?”
Fuck you for making him a star.
Fuck you for pulling quotes from Facebook profiles and blogs and Twitter and anyone who may have had some sort of interaction with someone involved in the tragedy, no matter how insignificant or brief.
Fuck you for just making shit up for page views and then recanting while pointing fingers.
Fuck you for calling yourselves journalists and what you do journalism.
You enjoy this. You love this. And you don’t even try and hide it anymore.