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Open Thread: How Would You Rate Media Coverage of the Newtown Shooting?

It's your turn to share your thoughts on the media's coverage of the nation's latest mass shooting.

In the immediate aftermath of the shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, CT some people thought the news media coverage of the event was overkill, if not completely invasive.

There was criticism of cable TV networks for interviewing kids coming out of the school following the massacre, and incorrect information was reported in the hours immediately following the news breaking.

But others argue that it’s the job of the news media to be aggressive in telling these stories, and that the misinformation was only the results of erroneous information provide by officials.

How would you rate the media coverage of the of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings? Tell us in comments.      

Shawn January 09, 2013 at 09:51 PM
You mean "Like ALL the past mass shooters". Every single one of the past mass shooters in this decade was under the influence of one or more doctor prescribed psychotropic drug before and during their murderous shooting rampage. Yet somehow these facts are swept under the carpet and not discussed on the mass media in an organized effort to restrict American liberties. If safety is the concern then it's obvious banning all psychotropic drugs is the only answer that will be effective.
Holton F. Brown January 10, 2013 at 04:54 AM
The point that Shawn is missing is that people on pyschotropic drugs should not be allowed access to firearms ..it's that little graph on the quesionaire that asks about mental health treatment, confinement and/or certain drugs ..
Shawn January 10, 2013 at 11:21 AM
The state run media can not report let alone investigate the psychotropic drug connection between every single mass shooting event because it would distract from the unconstitutional organized campaign of disarming of American citizens.
Shawn January 10, 2013 at 11:35 AM
Actually the point concerning psychotropic drugs is simply patients taking these drugs should be under supervision at all times, or taken off the psychotropic prescription. A normal person does not murder children, however anyone on one or God forbid a cocktail of psychotropic drugs can and has committed these atrocities. When 100% of the mass shooters were under the influence of one or more psychotropic drugs, the answer to stop the violence is BAN all psychotropic drugs period.
Buck Harmon January 10, 2013 at 02:24 PM
America will never be perfect....it's like trying to maintain a beautiful,weed free lawn while being surrounded by others that don't really care....from time to time big ol healthy dandelions will pop up...goes with the turf...no matter how many times we spray the lawn with chemicals to keep the weeds out, they will always regrow...to many chemicals are very dangerous..

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