For the life of me I cannot fathom the mindset of Bill O’Reilly, his producers or the mother of this child for airing an interview with a third-grade girl in the wake of the horrific event in Newtown, CT Friday. A child no doubt scarred and traumatized needs to be one place–at home trying to regain a sense of normalcy, not in front of TV lights reliving the horror.
So much of the media behavior Friday was shameful, from rushing to wrongly identify Ryan Lanza as the shooter before realizing it was his brother, to badgering people on Twitter for interviews, to shamelessly exploiting it to further their gun control agenda.
With so many covered in blood, too many rushed to cover themselves in mud. I thought O’Reilly knew better. I thought wrong. He should be ashamed of himself, if only he had a sense of shame.