Stephen Kruiser unsatisfied with Media Interviewing kids for CT shooting
The Jon Justice Show
Broadcasted Live: Monday, December 17, 2012 9:00 a.m. hour
Approxiamate Time: 18:30 Minutes
Podcast Author/Asst. Producer: Lenda Yu Brewer
Stephen Kruiser, Political Commentator for PJTV comments on how the Media reacted to the Connecticut Elementary School, Sandy Hook, Shooting on Friday, December 14, 2012 in Newton, Connecticut.
Shooter, Adam Lanza, known for being mentally ill went on a shooting rampage at the elementary school, as well as, killing his mother and himself.
Kruiser comments at the quick blame on gun control, as well as, the insensitivities of the victim children being interviewed right away with the parent's permission. Kruiser points out how society is looking for people or structures to blame such as the teachers, parents, guns and more.
Kruiser points out the reality of numbers of the majority of gun owners who do not commit crimes versus the few incidences of these horrific situations.
Justice reads a cartoon editorial from a local cartoonists who is known for outrageous depictions.
Kruiser endorses the comparison of seeing gun ownership for protection. He provides an example of how women could even the odds if they are attacked.
Kruiser and Justice point out how the media are so quick to grab any kind of details to air and some of those news bits may not be accurate. Paying attention to that kind of negative publicity is in business because people watch it. But the longer and open dialogue happens, there will be more information revealed.
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