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If your child, or another loved one, was killed by a shooter, would you go on TV only to be asked how you feel about it?  They're doing it right now on CNN with parents of the boy who died at school.  A man came to kill his ex-wife and then shoot himself.  He also shot two students, one of whom died. 

 

I muted it.  What purpose is it, other than to exploit or sensationalize?  This was not a terrorist attack, this was a domestic issue.

 

I would never go public if something like that happened to my loved one, in this case, my child. 

 

Would you?

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I would not even be able to speak ....

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I don't see myself doing it.  It would be too much of a personal thing for me and I would probably be consumed with too much grief.

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@LilacTree

 

I see that same question all the time, on both local and national news.  

 

It must be something reporters are told to lead with, to get the person talking.  If someone I knew had just been shot, I wouldn't feel anything immediately.  I think I would be totally numb with shock and disbelief.    "This really can't be happening .... "  

 

JMO

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It doesn't sound like anything I would want or be able to do.  Maybe the news networks pay big money to the parents for this type of interview?

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My biggest "pet peeve" with TV!  DRAMA???

 

Or stick the camera in the face of a kicker who just missed a fieldgoal,  people who just lost a relative in an accident or lost their pets in a house fire.

 

Sometimes MEDIA gets plain crazy!

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@deepwaterdotter wrote:

It doesn't sound like anything I would want or be able to do.  Maybe the news networks pay big money to the parents for this type of interview?


@deepwaterdotter

OMG that would be even worse.  To do it for money?  Maybe the parents get some kind of "closure" out of this?  (I dislike that word so much . . . I don't think one can ever get over something like this.)

 

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no...I don't even want to think such a horric event

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I think people go on TV to remind others that their loss was not "collateral damage", but a victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time and to shed light on that person's character so they don't fade away in the "bigger" news stories that are likely to develop.  

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Why they do this is a personal choice. 

 

And I seriously doubt they were paid mega-$$ to do so.

 

My heart goes out to them-and I'll leave their decision in their own hands.

"" Compassion is a verb."-Thich Nhat Hanh