Friday, October 13, 2017
Just Tell Us Why, and How
Network news programs keep "regaling" us (tho "regale" is supposed to mean give joy) with details about the Las Vegas massacre that we don't want to hear. We don't need to know about a "new timeline" or ANYTHING but WHY did that madman kill all those strangers, and HOW he was able to buy all those guns and ammunition. We don't want up-close interviews with victims or first-responders, or agonized reactions from relatives of people killed. None of that has anything to do with what we DO care about: how can we prevent such things from happening in the future?
Tell us THAT. If you don't know, tell us that you don't know and that no one you have consulted knows. Tell us WHOM you HAVE consulted, so we might suggest OTHER people you might consult. Maybe someone will have a good suggestion. Public input might not just be useless chatter on social media.