Media vultures interview traumatized Newtown kids just hours after tragedy

While many members of our oh-so-esteemed media were ghoulishly weaving the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre into their beloved gun-grabbing narrative, others were more concerned with getting a scoop … out of the mouths of babes.

Before the blood of 20 murdered children was dry, reporters descended on Newtown, Conn., to pry terrified reactions from traumatized schoolchildren.

In CT, speaking with Sandy Hook third graders

Just look at the concern on Katie Couric’s face as she interviews those kids. What compassion!

Sensitive “real journalist” Piers “Musket” Morgan got in on the action too, bringing a child on his CNN program after spending the day politicizing the tragedy on Twitter.

Anderson Cooper refused to join his colleagues.

But dozens of other journalists sought out fragile child witnesses and frightened classmates with no regard for their state of shock or the further damage that might be done.

That pathetic CYA policy didn’t fly with viewers, and Cooper’s fellow CNN reporters were among the most criticized offenders.

CNN wasn’t the only network seeking out children for interviews.

And local reporters joined their national brethren in their attempts to be first at pulling tearful quotes from horrified children.

One journalist even suggested it was all for the greater gun-control good.

People of all political stripes, including some members of the media, were appalled by the quest to add to these kid’s emotional trauma in the name of “journalism.”

Take a bow, “real journalists.” You’ve outdone yourselves this time.


While survivors of the massacre are hopefully home with their families today, the vultures are still circling at Sandy Hook Elementary:

Let’s hope those non-reporters they’re pouncing on don’t include children today.

  • Karon Adams

    Even Fox netwrok had a couple of kids on the phone but, I think the kids interviewed were on the phone because the parents had called the station. I do know that the one (and it was only one) that I heard was on AFTER the parent. there was one person, nto sure if a journalist or expert contributor to Fox who said he had twin nieces and a nephew who had attended the school. they were, thankfully, safe but he was a good interview. he was on for legit reasons. Psychologist or detective or something of the sort.

  • RadicalRebelWhoMeToo

    The Media has sunken to an ALL TIME LOW. LEAVE THESE CHILDREN ALONE!!! Truly vile people. PERIOD. #SandyHook

  • Mike Horve

    How did they get close enough to the children to even get that interview? Where were the parents or authorities. They should have arrested them for insensitivity and stupidity.

  • coreopsis has set in

    Pain pornographers. Everyone involved in this tragedy is now a “celebrity” and compassion must take a back seat to the public’s need for drama. Shameful.

  • EOD

    The Flaming Liberal Mainstream Media is in a word: Orgasmic…. as are the Flaming Liberal viewers of the Flaming Liberal Mainstream Media.

    It is why every decent American, every American with a conscience, should turn off the Flaming Liberal MSM

  • Marty Luther

    Changed channels the moment I saw any interview with a child. Such interviews are not merely unnecessary, they are potentially harmful for the child, inadvertently inflicting a second trauma injury upon them. Compounding that, they will have to re-live it all, seeing themselves on the television as they poured our their raw emotions in that moment.

  • HARP2

    Someone should contact the kids of these “reporters” and ask them what it`s like having an idiot for a parent.

    Think they`ll get the message ?

  • GTFOBigGovt

    While the media is scum, it’s the parents. Again. If the parents weren’t available the corrupt media would be talking to each other [more than now]

    Just like it has been parents (and shrinks and schools) who knew their children had mental problems and failed to act before they became mass murderers. Freedom requires personal responsibility – that doesn’t mean you cover up your kid’s crazy or pretend it doesn’t exist..

    Pete Williams claims the killer had an big altercation with 3 of the dead adults a day or so before the murders. That same channel also reported the killer was denied a rifle last week.

    I believe the facts will prove MANY people had a warning about this guy and anyone who thought GLASS around the entry would protect them was dreaming. My door had glass side panels and a dead bolt at the very bottom AND very top. And I removed the glass panels..

    It seems everyone is still trying to come up with a story that will blame guns and not the school or parents of the guy. I’ve heard it stated “the school did NOT let the killer in” about 67 times this morning on all the channels. #lawsuit

  • Hearns-Jackson-Hagler-Jones

    Hit piece on CNN, way to protect Fox News.

    • Booker

      Is that a Preamble tattoo?

  • Lynn Jones Gordon

    And they all did it… from MSNBC to Jenna Lee and Bill O’Reilly. They should all be ashamed.

    • moonsbreath

      Exactly. It was very disappointing that Fox didn’t have even common decency to leave these children and parents alone.

  • Bob Nelson

    The bubble headed bleachblonde goes on at 5, she can tell you bout the plane crash with a gleam in her eye. It’s interesting when people die, we need dirty laundry. Can we film the operation? is the head dead yet? You know the boys in the newsroom got a running bet, get the widow on the set, we need dirty laundry

    • dmacleo

      wow, thats one I forgot about.
      excellent synopsis. excellent.

  • v1cious

    Fox News did the same thing. Way to show your bias.

  • Danny Wheeler

    Ugh… no decency left in the media!

  • dave9000

    This is what happens when the media is educated by liberal loons, controlled by Socialists, and listened to by ignorant and useless parasites, We no longer have a “News” media, they are nothing more than propagandists and mouthpieces for the Socialist agenda promoted by this President and his malevolent imps. If one of those babies was mine the local Proctologist would be very busy removing camera’s and microphones.

  • Nadine Shubailat

    What’s the big deal? All I did was cold-tweet grieving family members and friends of shooting massacre victims! You can read about it on my new twitter account here:

  • Lady_Clare

    The fact is that everyone who was talking about how reprehensible the press was for interviewing children had watched them interview children. That’s why they do it — people will stay tuned.

    BTW, I’m not excusing them. I think it’s reprehensible behavior. I didn’t watch any of the coverage on TV. Just saying that’s why they do it. Pain sells, and what’s more painful than watching a child who’s just been traumatized? Our society is broken, and this is yet another symptom of it.

    • Melissa Lee

      Exactly. If it didn’t draw ratings they wouldn’t do it. Blame the media all you want (and it IS repugnant), but there are obviously a lot of “vultures” sitting at home in front of the TV eating it up. :-(

    • Melissa Lee

      Exactly. If it didn’t draw ratings they wouldn’t do it. Blame the media all you want (and it IS repugnant), but there are obviously a lot of “vultures” sitting at home in front of the TV eating it up. :-(

  • dkhilly

    When I was 6, I was in the middle of a big national kidnapping story, and my parents spent months protecting me from the media. My parents learned all the tricks, including sneaking me out the back gate for spontaneous play dates.

  • BeeKaaay

    Leftwingwackos are cruel and horrible people.

  • Guest

    Come on people, TURN OFF the MEDIA!!!

  • Guest

    Come on people, TURN OFF the MEDIA!!!