Five Rules for Coping with Tragedy

Posted by: Phineas on January 12, 2011 at 1:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

In the wake of the hysterical overreactions on the part of the Left and the Mainstream Media (But I repeat myself) after the Tucson mass-murder, Reason.TV has put together a video of five good suggestions politicians, journalists, and real people like us should keep in mind when tragedy strikes:

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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One Response to “Five Rules for Coping with Tragedy”


  1. Kate says:

    Good points Phineas….too bad the media hasn’t learned rule # 1…..don’t jump to conclusions, wait for the facts to come in.

    Of course, in this crazy news world of “breaking” news they seem to “break” the rules of good journalism. NPR should be taken to task on reporting the passing of Rep. Giffords….I am hearing nothing about that. The MSM media should be apologizing to Sarah Palin, but have chosen to exagerate everything and continue to vilify conservatives who have acted more appropriately than they have after the “tradegy”.

    So next time some one shots multiple people in a public place, how do you think it will be reported? Can we break these inept news outlets from making the same mistakes? Unfortunately, I think not.

    And it’s not the political rhetoric from the parties….it’s the rantings not based on facts that hurt.