Overdone News Coverage of School Shootings
After every mass shooting literally nothing is done or can be done to prevent another, so all we can do is wait for the next one to happen like an earthquake. Reporting human tragedy is the job of the news, but interviewing children and digging into the killer's past to figure out why he did it is too much. Even if their intent is not to deify the shooter, the attention paid automatically makes him a subconscious icon to potential copycat lunatics. I really don't give a fuck where the killer came from, who his parents were, or what his motive was. Haven't we figured out that some people are just insane and frustrated with their lives so they think the best idea is to kill a lot of people and then themselves? Because if we haven't then it's about time that sinks in. The news always talks about "senseless" school shootings like there's such thing as a sensible one. There isn't. The news media needs to stop trying to find the sense in lunacy and stop validating these events and making them attractive playbooks to future killers.