At a press briefing held by law enforcement officials in Connecticut Saturday morning, spokesman Paul Vance pled with reporters to respect the privacy of grieving families. Vance further stated that troopers had been assigned to the families specifically to protect them from intrusive inquiries from the media.
What does it say about the craven nature of the American media that it isn't a given that you don't hunt down parents who just lost their grade-school aged child in a horrific massacre. Precious police resources are being spent to protect parents from the indecency of the media industry.
It's a safe bet that Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and Soledad O'Brien have their feelers out already trying to score the "big get" of grieving parents convinced to go on TV to give the networks what they crave. You can already hear Soledad asking a parent who has just lost their little daughter: "What do you say to those who refused to enact stricter gun control laws, knowing that they stood in the way of regulations that could have saved your child?"
Get ready, it's coming. The exploitation of the profound grief these parents must be experiencing will not stand in their way. In fact, the grief will be another tool used to further their dual agenda of exploitation to serve their sagging ratings coupled with a singular focus on further 2nd amendment restrictions based upon emotional reactions rather than rational analysis of the cause and effect of social and mental health policies.
Too bad those troopers can't be permanently assigned to protect the heartbroken families from these barracudas.