I'm not including a pic with this point simply because I would like to make a point. Mass shootings are becoming far too commonplace in American society as of late. It seems as though it's becoming once a month. But what's almost equally alarming is the way the television media covers the sad stories. Last night and so far today, every 24 hour news channel, and the rest, are devoting hours to "who the shooter is".
This is why these idiots do this. Lost and ghosts in a crowd, these individuals want to be famous in death, and the media obliges them every time. This time is no exception. 6 kids sitting in a class learning and hoping for the future were snatched from life for no reason at all by a gunman seeking fame in an otherwise silent life.
Personally I don't give a damn about the shooter. I don't care what he looks like, what he wrote before he did the heinous act, or how his loved ones are taking it (not that they are responsible).
Pictures of him and questions about him in my opinion are an insult to the dead and to the families of the victims, who are now themselves, victims. Much like MSNBC's "Doc-Block" where they show you prisons and prisoners and what they go through and blah, blah, blah, the victims must live with the pain and memories while the perpetrators get prime-time airtime.
If this is at all bothering you the way it is bothering me, write CNN, MSNBC and FoxNews. Tell them you do not want to know about the shooter. You do not want to hear from his or any other family member from past or present shooters. If they have anything to say they can do it in private with the victims of the crime.
The media in this area is a part of the problem, giving the shooters exactly what they want. What's worse is they know they are doing it. Write them and tell them to stop. Ratings mean everything to news channels (which is a travesty within itself) so if they fear us tuning out, they will begin to do the right thing.