As the nation mourns for the victims of the tragic school shooting yesterday in Connecticut, I look for a backlash targeting those with autism after multiple media reports (citing information allegedly obtained from his brother) described accused shooter Adam Lanza as "somewhat autistic."
Unfortunately, this will give the uninformed their opportunity to blame the one in eighty-eight US children battling this medical condition for school violence in general.
It will simply add to the stigma and difficulties that these children already face.
In general, I thought the coverage of yesterday's school shooting was disturbing.
Identifying the wrong shooter and then plastering his photo everywhere?
Multiple reports of misinformation about the shooter's connection to the school.
Interviewing eight-year-old girls who just a few hours before lost dozens of classmates, with questions like: "What did you think when you heard the gunshots?"
It is obvious to me that the welfare of the surviving little victims is not the priority of those reporting the news.
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