Quote of the week

As predictable as the dawn, and a hell of a lot less illuminating:

News trucks and reporters are descending on Newtown to exploit the almost-an-anniversary by interviewing residents about how they don’t want news trucks and reporters descending on them to exploit the almost-an-anniversary.

Not one mention of the fact that not a single piece of antigun legislation proposed since then would have even slowed the killer down. Not a single mention of the fact that making a desperate loser the Single Most Talked About Person On The Television is only adding fuel to the fire of the next guy, who already has his spreadsheet laid out with the numbers to beat.

As Don Henley once observed, “It’s interesting when people die.”


  1. fillyjonk »

    14 December 2013 · 7:21 am

    I am generally opposed to violence, but I’d really like to see footage of one of the Newtown parents delivering a right hook to the reporter who asks them about how they “feel,” a year after the effect.

    Tragedy porn. This is just tragedy porn.

  2. Jeffro »

    14 December 2013 · 6:48 pm

    So sad and oh so predictable….

  3. diamond dave »

    15 December 2013 · 7:04 am

    Think that dumbass loser kid in Colorado had his own blueprint out himself, and was the timing any coincidence? Fortunately he didn’t get very far once it was clear that armed intervention was imminent. Let THAT be a blueprint to how to stop these in the future.

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