We live in a sick society, and we get the media we deserve. Connecticut was a prime example. The American public needed solemnity, grieving, and thoughtful reflection. Our media gave us the exact opposite.
The founding founders never envisioned the damage that could be done by a 24-hour news cycle. The media incentivizes killers by giving them attention, and they put innocent people in danger. Clearly, we cannot sit by and hope this situation will improve. How many more deaths will it take before someone does something?
I know what you’re thinking: Free societies are inherently messy. And what about the First Amendment?
I’m not suggesting we completely abolish the media. But perhaps we should curtail it. Isn’t it time for some common sense media control?