Monday, December 17, 2012
Glorying in Carnage
Media 'overkill' (you should pardon the expression) — four days of evening newscasts and late-nite news discussions and 24-hour-a-day almost nonstop cable news coverage of ONE story, the Newtown shooting, as tho nothing else happened on the entire planet in all that time, has gone far beyond wallowing in ghoulishness. It actually appears to amount to GLORYING in, even EXULTING in the gore. Finally we have a (Sandy) hook on which to hang indignation about all those other killings that somehow did NOT exceed public toleration, so we might finally get some action on gun control.
Fine, agitate for gun control. But don't push our faces into children's coffins to do it.
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