I denounce yet another pathetic, impotent coward hiding behind the false bravado of a pile of guns who tyrannized thousands, wounded hundreds, and murdered dozens of citizens peacefully partaking in the public life of my country.
Shame on the media for giving a sniveling traitor the fame that drives these base actions when he deserves nothing but ignominy.
I don’t want to hear a word about this Outis* or his playmates.
Sing the praises of heroes who protected others with their bodies, held the hands of the dying, and organized relief for victims.
Speak out with solutions to this mass hysteria—such as denying glory to recreant perpetrators—and use your power to demand action from laggards in government who found better things to do today than address egregious violence against our citizenry.
The value of the Fourth Estate is cheapened by producing clickbait at the expense of the public good and profiting from violence.
Newsweek story about media coverage encouraging mass violence
The National Review makes a similar argument
After Newtown, CT, as reported in International Business Times
*No one, as Odysseus called himself while battling the cyclops