Gabrielle Gifford and 13 other fellow Americans were shot outside a Safeway store in Tucson. Gabrielle was there to continue the Congress on the Corner meetings for 2011 – and her constituents were there to discuss problems, voice their opinions and ask Gabrielle questions. What should have been a friendly gathering turned into a scene where one of the most horrific crimes of our day occurred!
What did Arizonians do when they heard the news? They came together offering their support for Gabrielle and the other victims. Candle light vigil throughout Arizona for Gabrielle and other victims. Governor Jan Brewer said, “She’s heartbroken by the shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Gifford and others in Tucson and says the whole state is saddened.”
What did our Nation do when they heard about the shooting of fellow Americans in Tucson? They offered prayers, candle light vigils and support for all the victims of this crime. Our Nation is grieving and in mourning – this is a time of unity, unconditional love for our brethren not the time to play politics or a time to endure the childish reactions of the News Media.
What did the News Media do when news of the shootings in Tucson hit their ears? Did they participate in candle light vigils or bow their heads in prayer? Apparently they jumped into the fray creating havoc and disrupting our moments of silence for our loved ones.
Even before the name of the “Shooter” was known, they decided to take a tragic accident and turn it into a political frenzy; they weren’t interested in the truth! Oh the games people play to burn the coals of anger and discontent.
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann viciously used the savage murders in Tucson Arizona to fuel fire against Sarah Palin before he knew the real story. Was this good journalism or could it be merely a way to increase his viewing audience?
Clarence Dupnik Sheriff in Tucson wallowed in the limelight of the news media. Did Clarence attempt to handle his part of the investigation quietly without spewing hatred towards others – nope Clarence jumped into the fray immediately and started pointing fingers at others. Clarence, like all of us doesn’t know the whole story, but he’s going to make the most of his day on TV regardless of the victims and their families who are suffering.
In the first few hours after the murder spree in Tucson, some of news media tried to turn this shooting spree into a political fiasco, but Americans were quick to respond to the way the media was handling the shooting of Gabrielle Gifford and 13 others. Basically they said enough is enough!
Now 2 days after the shooting in Tucson, Republicans, Democrats, the news media realizes that this is a time for unity and love – Americans across the country are praying and many mourning for the loss of our loved ones. Will this be a lesson learned, probably not –
We all know that our forefathers gave us freedom of speech instilling in our hearts that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
As citizens of the USA, we should understand that freedom of speech comes with a certain amount of unstated duties. We should restrict our blogs, our commentaries on TV to the truth, real facts and information showing respect for our fellowman.
When TV anchors, bloggers and our online Internet sites resort to lies, propaganda and spew hate in order to increase their viewer rating, one must wonder if they have a conscience. Many news venues have thrown out good journalism and sold their souls to the “Devil.” They are the devil’s advocate without a conscience or respect for their fellowman.
One thing remains true, Americans don’t have to read their blogs, listen to their commentaries or waste time sifting thru their garbage; they have 2 great defenses a TV wand and a darling little mouse. Americans, “You know what to do!”
May God Bless America and Gabrielle Gifford, and the families of the victims in Tucson
As Always, Little Tboca