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Doubling Down on Anti-Gun News

Jim-P Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 10:33 AM
First I believe retired police officers should donate a couple of hours a day to just be at a school during the day. My goodness, isn't there anyone out there anymore that wants to be good neighbor.

Everyone can imagine the horror of a madman shooting up an elementary school, especially the horror of losing your six-year-old in the melee. But at some point, the news media's wallowing in Newtown reminds one of Don Henley's satirical song "Dirty Laundry," and how the anchors' eyes gleam through plane-crash news because "it's interesting when people die; we love dirty laundry."

The "O" word that defines the media at times like these isn't "objective." It's "opportunistic."

To be sure, the "news" manufacturers aren't hoping for a school shooting. But that doesn't mean they aren't ready to exploit it. Newsweek columnist...