It’s interesting what the New York Daily News considers “news.” Current Editor’s Picks include Olivia Wilde’s engagement ring and Kim Kardashian’s due date. I’m sure I’ll sleep more soundly tonight knowing Brittany Spears was able to “step out” after her breakup with whatever it was that was stupid enough to date her.
With important headlines like that, it’s not surprising that they actually printed the following story, “NRA spits on the graves of Newtown massacre victims with release of mobile shoot-’em-up app for iPhone, iPad.”
Given the headline, I was sure this was going to be insightful, well-reasoned, and accurate. (I can’t even type that with a straight face). The article, apparently requiring the skills of three writers, was clearly meant to incite anger, rage, annoyance, and a bunch of other verbs at the NRA. I do appreciate the way they subtly threw in the “sign our online petition to ban assault weapons” link. (By subtle, I mean 14 pt, caps locked, and in bright blue font).
The full version of this column is now only available in Doug Giles’ book, “Sandy Hook Massacre: When Seconds Count, The Police Are Minutes Away”.