Irish Papist

Irish Papist
Statute of the Blessed Virgin in Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Church, UCD Belfield

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Don't be a Voyeur

I am doing my best to avoid the news coverage of the massacre in Denver, and I urge others to do the same. I think it's of legitimate public interest up to a certain point, but not beyond that. And the line we shouldn't cross is ghoulishly lingering over all the gory and horrific details, encouraging the media to intrude on private grief, and giving the perpetrator the attention he probably craved.

Also, even though I incline towards the gun control camp, I think it is in extremely poor taste to use an incident like this as fodder for controversy, at least while the horror is still fresh.

My advice? Change the channel, turn the page, and pray for everybody involved.

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