Sister of heroic Newtown teacher Vicki Soto asks friends to hang up on media vultures

Swooping down on Newtown, Conn., to interview traumatized children isn’t enough for the vultures in the media.

As the nation honors the sacrifice of Vicki Soto, the heroic 27-year-old teacher who gave her life to save her first-grade students at Sandy Hook Elementary School, reporters are after one thing: a scoop. Vicki’s sister, Carlee Soto, was forced to interrupt her grieving to tell her Twitter followers, “If someone from the news calls or asks you anything please don’t talk to them.”

But it’s not just an interview with Soto’s friends they’re after. Some reporters are so desperate for a scoop, they’re pestering Carlee for an interview via Twitter.

Anything for a story, huh? Evidently intruding on a grieving family is what “real journalism” is all about.

We hope the Soto family can find peace.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeBeq0i03bg Booker

    This guys don’t get it do they? The Lieutenant just said over and over again, to leave these folks alone. What the else do you need to know that you haven’t gotten yet?

    • Jack Deth

      Hi, Booker:

      It may be sick and sad, but with the media and a news story. Facts and pertinent, thrice checked information do not matter.

      It’s who can report FIRST. Regardless of the validity of what the reporter or so-called journalist has to offer.

      Once that story or headline has been broached or broken. It’s a feeding frenzy for others to get their two cents in. No matter how far the actual facts are stretched, bent, buckled and distorted.

      • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

        What does that tell us about the media. Media mogul Wm R Hearst transformed the media from facts to entertainment, and the greed has burgeoned to this day. Did you hear about the Aussie news show hosts who impersonated the Queen and Duke of Windsor to get information about Kate’s morning sickness from a nurse…who later hanged herself in shame?

        The media: nothing more than a selfish bunch of sensationalists-for-hire. Never…EVER…trust what they say.

        • Jack Deth

          Hi, Righteous:

          “What does that tell us about the media. Media mogul Wm R Hearst
          transformed the media from facts to entertainment, and the greed has burgeoned to this day.”

          It tells me that Orson Welles’ portrayal of Hearst in ‘Citizen Kane’ was much closer to the truth than Hearst desired. Especially when Welles’ Kane replied to a telegram from a reporter in Cuba informing Kane and his paper that there is no war.

          “Dear Wheeler: you provide the prose poems. I’ll provide the war.”

          Haven’t trusted print or visual media since the mid 1960s. Use the internet for all my information gathering and decision taking.

          And the media wonders why they are trusted, liked or believed less than politicians?

          • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

            Well stated, JD.
            It’s said that Hearst did everything he could to block ‘Citizen Kane’ and that upon its release, he prohibited mention of the film in any of his newspapers. According to ‘orsonwelles.org’, “…the greatness of the film has outlasted Hearst’s own influence.”

  • ctmom

    I hate the media. Last night they were in the church during services. How disrespectful.

    • $36544368

      I was disgusted by the fact that they were interviewing children yesterday…geez, aren’t they traumatized enough without someone sticking a microphone in their face and asking them what happened? MSM at it’s finest! /sarc

    • thetreyman

      they are waiting to ask them if the president should push for gun control. this is not a joke. i guarantee they will be asked soon if it hasnt happened already. nothing like exploiting grieving parents to move the agenda FORWARD or FOWARD as that one sign said.

      • pokerface

        Piers Morgan was all over that last night. Maybe he should ask what role the media play in sensationalizing these brutal acts- and possibly triggering more. There’s enough blame to go around and there is more to this crime than just gun control

        • thetreyman

          i agree, but as we know, it is a lot easier to just blame the gun. if we start talking about the societal ills then people may start having to do some self examining and admit some things that used to be self evident. that might make some people uncomfortable and we cant have that.

        • Finrod Felagund

          #DeportPiersMorgan — pass the word.

        • lainer51

          why is he living here? He complains about this country constantly and those idiots at CNN give him a microphone…. wtf?

          • Arguman

            He lives here in part because he works here and is paid handsomely to do so. I am no Piers fan but he is more palatable than Oreilly, Hannity, Friendly Friends, Huckabee, etc

          • Arguman

            He lives here in part because he works here and is paid handsomely to do so. I am no Piers fan but he is more palatable than Oreilly, Hannity, Friendly Friends, Huckabee, etc

    • ctmom

      My fabulous priest, tonight, Father Glenn wouldn’t address this atrocity out of respect for all the young people in the pews. The media has no such grace.

    • Doobug

      Wow….unbelievable! I’m surprised they didn’t burst into flames, isn’t this the same media that admonishes us for our faith? Oh, that’s right there’s a story here to celebrate, right???????? God bless ALL the victims of this horrible tragedy! And media—LEAVE THESE FOLKS ALONE, they have grieving to do!

    • Doobug

      Wow….unbelievable! I’m surprised they didn’t burst into flames, isn’t this the same media that admonishes us for our faith? Oh, that’s right there’s a story here to celebrate, right???????? God bless ALL the victims of this horrible tragedy! And media—LEAVE THESE FOLKS ALONE, they have grieving to do!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GNXECP4VFQMWE6DVXPI436QMT4 david

    How about these reporters take a break from bothering the families of the victims and do some real reporting on let’s say Benghazi. Oh wait….. that would put Obama in a bad spot and the MSM doesn’t like doing that.

    • Moogiechan

      I guess there isn’t a journalism course that covers what stories should be pursued with gusto and which shouldn’t.

      • Katheryn Hill

        Surely journalism classes cover the fact that journalists should use common sense in reporting about things like this. Are there any journalists left who do have common sense?

        • Phil_J

          Journalist and common sense in the same sentence?

          • lainer51

            Impossible!!

        • Phil_J

          Journalist and common sense in the same sentence?

        • MissDiane47

          I’ll go one step further than Phil Jackson’s comment. You want to put journalism and common sense in the same sentence? Surely, you jest!

        • MissDiane47

          I’ll go one step further than Phil Jackson’s comment. You want to put journalism and common sense in the same sentence? Surely, you jest!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1155093318 Angela Chaney Barribeau

      My thoughts exactly when I heard the *evil* media reporting on when President Obama was notified and that he said all flags be flown half staff. Why wasn’t this done for the Americans who were murdered in Benghazi?

      • Rabid

        Ya..no shit!

      • Rabid

        Ya..no shit!

      • smitty195

        That is an excellent point!

      • fmahoney

        NO IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT BENGHAZI, THAT NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED BUT THAT WAS A WAR ZONE AND THOSE MEN KNEW THEY WERE IN A DANGER ZONE. OUR CHILDREN SHOULD BE SAFE IN THEIR SCHOOLS. KINDERGARDEN STUDENTS IN A MIDDLE CLASS NEIGHBORHOOD ARE DEAD THEY DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS.

        I AGREE THE MEDIA NEEDS TO EASE UP ON FAMILIES WHO NEED AND WANT SPACE TO GET THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME..

        WE WILL HAVE A CONVERSATION AND DEBATE ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE!

        SOME OF YOU ARE SIMPLE HEARTLESS AND CARE ABOUT NOTHING BUT YOUR RIGHTS TO HAVE GUNS. THESE CHILDREN HAD A RIGHT TO LIVE! REMEMBER RIGHT TO LIFE!!!

        • lainer51

          no one takes things seriously when written in capital letters… sorry but there is a certain etiquette when commenting…. DUH

        • Timothy Noonan

          Indeed. It seems too many love their firearms more than the lives of children. They won’t happy until all Americans MUST go about their daily lives armed for their protection. America is well on it’s way to being a war zone too.

          • http://twitter.com/Wntmycntryback1 Constance Fisher

            Criminals don’t believe in gun laws! When are some people going to get that through their thick skulls!

          • Timothy Noonan

            By your simple logic, your thin skull has not provided adequate protection to your brain, we should get rid of all laws since criminals do not believe in laws. Hey! that is brilliant, we can get rid of crime by getting rid of laws.

            Criminals believe in them, they choose to ignore them. What makes a criminal a criminal.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Argument by hyperbole is even simpler logic…and appears to be all you have.

          • Timothy Noonan

            Ah yes, but one must speak in terms the challenged can understand.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Yes, that’s why we use very very small words when replying to you.

          • Timothy Noonan

            Witty, you are. I’ll call you GEICO.

          • Timothy Noonan

            Hyperbole – Arm the teachers and this does not happen.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Less chance of it happening, for a certainty, as show by the decided lack of spree killings at gun ranges and police stations.

          • Timothy Noonan

            Yes, but that is the hyperbole of the gun toters. Let’s send our kids to school armed in full battle rattle because everyone will be armed .

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Actually, the only person that appears to be making the point of arming the children is you. Do you *always* project your views onto others, or restrain yourself to only doing it here?

          • Timothy Noonan

            I see many of Facebook advocating the arming of teachers like we reacted to 9/11 by arming pilots.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            I regret to be the first to inform you that teachers != kids.

          • Timothy Noonan

            No idea what you mean.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            That’s unsurprising.

          • Timothy Noonan

            “I regret to be the first to inform you that teachers != kids” != is not english. Do better.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            It certainly *is*, in fact, plain English. Your inability to parse the sentence in context with the conversation isn’t my problem.

          • Timothy Noonan

            Your problem is the drafting of a sentence.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            I’m sure you think so. Too bad your problem is with comprehension, otherwise a simple re-reading of the relevant posts would give you the answer.

          • Timothy Noonan

            A simple reiteration of your point is the prudent thing to due.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            ” Let’s send our kids to school armed ”

            ” I see many of Facebook advocating the arming of teachers ”

            Arming teachers != arming kids.

            Is that plain enough for you to grasp?

          • Timothy Noonan

            Your problem is the drafting of a sentence.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            It certainly *is*, in fact, plain English. Your inability to parse the sentence in context with the conversation isn’t my problem.

          • swa0807

            I thought / is used for not equal not !. either way, it’s easy to understand what you mean.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            It wasn’t exactly rocket science – except, evidently, to James.

          • Timothy Noonan

            Where is that notation used? I have never seen it until mike used it.

          • Timothy Noonan

            see above. Bill boynce – It would have been a blessing if only one of those teachers or staff had a gun

            A blessing! wow.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Yes, yes…it’s entirely clear that you prefer the *killer’s* guns to be the only ones on-scene.

          • Timothy Noonan

            So it is reasonable to arm an elementary school teacher?

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Why is it not?

          • Timothy Noonan

            Are you going to at minimum, double, their salaries? They will be now both a teacher and an armed police officer. They will need to be trained to handle the firearm. They will need continuous training to maintain proficiency. You will have to pay to have an armory installed in each school and hire someone to maintain the armory. Brilliant idea.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            False premises – I’m sure there are teachers that already have concealed carry licenses, and why would an armory be needed?

            Your ‘brilliant’ ideas aren’t looking so brilliant, sport.

          • Timothy Noonan

            The false premise is the arming of teachers.

            To your point, you have added a greater responsibility to their job description of to have a loaded firearm in a classroom filled with children. A much greater responsibility than simply having a permit to carry a personal firearm. Plus you will need a much more thorough background investigation than the feeble investigations done for personal permits. An armory will be needed for those teachers that do not want their issued firearm at home. The will check it out at the start and check it in at the end of day.

            Carry on sporto.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            The false premise is the arming of teachers.

            Incorrect, as is your evident norm.

            To your point, you have added a greater responsibility to their job description of to have a loaded firearm in a classroom filled with children.

            And *still* incorrect. Allowing a currently licensed teacher to carry their legal handgun at the school != adding to their job description.

            Plus you will need a much more thorough background investigation than the feeble investigations done for personal permits.

            Why?

            An armory will be needed for those teachers that do not want their issued firearm at home. The will check it out at the start and check it in at the end of day.

            And incorrect again, as a concealed carry teacher would take their weapon back and forth.

            Reading comprehension isn’t your strong suit, is it?

          • Timothy Noonan

            Tell me how incorrect it is to arm a teacher.

            Here is what a police investigator told me about why they made a big deal about speeding tickets I received a decade before the investigation of employment “Jim, we are going to give a gun”. I was told this despite hold the US governments highest level of security clearance. If you going to put a gun in the hand of a teacher, you must do a much more thorough investigation than what is done to privately own a gun. They will also require periodic review of background.

            Armories, yes. They are off-duty at home and no reason to order them to carry at home. Unless, again you going to make them full police officers along with teachers, associated pay and pension increases.

            And slick, != in no way, is a word.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            You’re still operating under false pretenses – try reading what I actually WROTE instead of your strawman argument that they’d be armed by fed.gov.

            != is a notation for ‘not equal’ – maybe you’re not as ‘brilliant’ as you think you are.

          • Timothy Noonan

            Slick, finally, you speak English. Using ascii notation does not make one brilliant when the brilliant move would be to simply speak in proper terms. Shows more insecurity than anything else.

            Here is where you are sadly misguided. No matter how many permits a teacher may privately have, if you are going to allow a teacher to carry a firearm into a classroom, then it is the duty of the school to ensure to the parents of the students that all armed teachers have been investigated above that required to secure a permit.

            You do add to a teachers job description if you allow them to carry a firearm. How do you not see this? Even if voluntary, a teacher accepts a much great responsibility if they choose to carry that is beyond the scope of being a school teacher.

            I am done arguing a hypothetical that will never happen. Cheers. The last word is yours.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Slick, finally, you speak English. Using ascii notation does not make
            one brilliant when the brilliant move would be to simply speak in proper
            terms. Shows more insecurity than anything else.

            I was speaking English all along. Your inability to keep up with the conversation isn’t my problem, but yours. Your continued harping on it shows *your* insecurity, not mine.

            Here is where you are sadly misguided. No matter how many permits a teacher may privately have, if you are going to allow a teacher to carry a firearm into a classroom, then it is the duty of the school to ensure to the parents of the students that all armed teachers have been investigated above that required to secure a permit.

            Why would they have to be ‘investigated above that required to secure a permit’? If it’s due to the possibility of harm, why was said investigation *not* done at hire, since *any* adult has an overwhelming capability to commit violence upon a small child simply by disparity of size/strength?

            You do add to a teachers job description if you allow them to carry a firearm. How do you not see this? Even if voluntary, a teacher accepts a much great responsibility if they choose to carry that is beyond the scope of being a school teacher.

            Yes, of course…I suppose that’s why Viki Soto, Dawn Hochsprung and Mary Scherlach all stood idly by while the murderer did his deed, eh? Because it wasn’t their responsibility?

          • mike_in_kosovo

            The false premise is the arming of teachers.

            Incorrect, as is your evident norm.

            To your point, you have added a greater responsibility to their job description of to have a loaded firearm in a classroom filled with children.

            And *still* incorrect. Allowing a currently licensed teacher to carry their legal handgun at the school != adding to their job description.

            Plus you will need a much more thorough background investigation than the feeble investigations done for personal permits.

            Why?

            An armory will be needed for those teachers that do not want their issued firearm at home. The will check it out at the start and check it in at the end of day.

            And incorrect again, as a concealed carry teacher would take their weapon back and forth.

            Reading comprehension isn’t your strong suit, is it?

          • swa0807

            he is saying teachers that want to have a gun not that all teachers should be forced to have a gun.

          • Timothy Noonan

            I get what he is saying. Even if you make a firearm voluntary for a teacher to have in class, the level of investigation must be more rigorous. I have been investigated for law enforcement positions and it quite detailed and extensive and beyond that done for teacher because they carry a gun.

          • drtkg

            Should we get rid of cars too because they kill alot more young kids than guns

          • Timothy Noonan

            Another thin skull…The primary purpose of a gun is to kill and does so very efficiently.

            Once we are all armed, criminals will have body armor. Then we get body armor too. At that point when we dress our kids for school, they will look like the troops who patrolled Fallujah or Marjah.

            America’s future if we do not change our culture now.

          • Kathy Fisher

            James, YOU are so misinformed. IF you like the fact of being in a country where guns are prohibited, then take a hike up North over the border. They would welcome you with OPEN ARMS! Libs just do NOT get it…..

          • Timothy Noonan

            And they are not losing 10,000 of their citizens a year due to negligence with firearms. You’d prefer an America where we walk around armed just to go to a park of beach.

          • Kathy Fisher

            James, YOU are so misinformed. IF you like the fact of being in a country where guns are prohibited, then take a hike up North over the border. They would welcome you with OPEN ARMS! Libs just do NOT get it…..

          • Kathy Fisher

            OR Theresa maybe he thinks we should get rid of kids bicycles or out here in the country the 4 wheelers because THEY kill a LOT more kids than guns do!

          • Kathy Fisher

            OR Theresa maybe he thinks we should get rid of kids bicycles or out here in the country the 4 wheelers because THEY kill a LOT more kids than guns do!

          • http://twitter.com/johnb1843 bill boyce

            It would have been a blessing if only one of those teachers or staff had a gun

          • Timothy Noonan

            And she would have missed her target and possibly killed a student herself while dying herself due to a deranged man with a previously banned assault weapon.

          • bdl828

            Your comment is not only insulting, it is pure speculation.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            You mean the assault weapon that was left in the car outside the school?

          • Timothy Noonan

            Wrong. The one he used on six and seven year old children.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            From the AP: Three guns were found — a Glock and a Sig Sauer, both pistols, inside the school, and a .223-caliber rifle in the back of a car.

            So, you were saying?

          • Timothy Noonan

            I was saying.

            Adam Lanza used a Bushmaster .223 semi-automatic rifle at close range to kill children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday.

            http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/connecticut-shooter-adam-lanza-mothers-guns/story?id=17984499#.UM5cHBy_Cf0

          • mike_in_kosovo

            I am corrected. Kindly explain how being killed by a rifle is so much worse than being killed by the two handguns he also had.

          • Timothy Noonan

            Crickets.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            In your head?

          • Fred

            effing moron!

          • Timothy Noonan

            Why?

          • mike_in_kosovo

            It seems too many love their firearms more than the lives of children.

            Tell us again how the gun-free zone protected the lives of those 20 children, you soulless cretin.

          • Timothy Noonan

            Keep assault weapons in the hands of military police and there would be 26 more people alive today.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            That’s not an answer to the question – try again.

        • WJGBalderama

          It’s not about gun or gun violence. Rather, it’s about MENTAL HEALTH and why liberals think that abnormal behavior is OK.

        • http://www.facebook.com/kymberly.parker Kymberly Parker

          We might have more people who honor and respect the lives of innocent children, if we as a nation actually respected the lives of innocent children. Unfortunately, every day, every minute, we dishonor, disrespect and murder innocent lives…only we disinfect what we do by naming it ‘abortion’ and we try to elevate it to something worthwhile by calling it ‘women’s health’.

          • http://www.facebook.com/Snookyjack50 Julia Hines

            I couldn’t have said it better, Kimberly. Murder is murder and the butcher in the White House voted for late term abortions.

        • Belinda Henry

          The second amendment supports your right to type in caps in the first amendment.

        • Fred

          You’re barking up the wrong amendment. The vulture media gives mass murderers infamy and a footnote in history — which is just what madmen want!

          Don’t like bloodbaths? Try confiscating millions and millions of guns from honest citizens because of the actions of one lunatic.

        • http://www.righthook38.com righthook38

          Yes, and citizens have a right to defend themselves in these situations, something the staff at Sandy Hook didn’t have! Guns are used for defense too, remember? Think about store owners and other people who have saved their own lives and others, because they were carrying. Don’t be short sided. This kid had serious mental problems. If he didn’t have a gun, he would have used something else. In case you have forgotten, the perpetrators of 9/11 used box cutters and planes, not guns, and we lost nearly 3,000 lives!!!

      • fmahoney

        evil media, that’s not a nice thing to say about fox entertainment so called fair and unbalanced news

      • bdl828

        Excellent, well thought out point.

    • edward cropper

      (MSM doesn’t like doing that) the MSM absolutely will not do that !!!

    • lainer51

      I am sure Brian Terry’s family is tired of being left out in the cold, as they are getting no response from anyone in this regime… Maybe ask them to talk about their child??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Guest

    Everyone should turn the media off out of respect to those lost and out of respect for yourself. Hypothetically if you were murdered today would you want the media sticking a mic in your childs face and asking, “how do you feel about your loss? The media has gotten way out of hand people.

    • Melissa Banowski Anger

      I’m already doing that. Heartless vultures!

      • http://twitter.com/who_me_too RadicalRebelWhoMeToo

        DITTO!!! I refuse to watch!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

      Good advice

    • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

      Good advice

    • BayushiZero

      Just another reason why I’m glad I don’t watch television or listen to the radio. Nothing of value there.

  • thetawake

    If a reporter approached me, asking to speak to my child, he/she would get tasered.

  • http://twitter.com/who_me_too RadicalRebelWhoMeToo

    This F-ing MEDIA SCUM makes me SICK!!!

    Not only did they release the name, FB, AND picture of the wrong person. Turns out the wrong person is the shooters brother!!!

    Can you imagine on your way to work, your friends are bombarding you on FB & Twitter saying your picture is all over the TV because you are said to be the MURDERER of a school full of little children??!!!

    You’re saying “It’s NOT me!” while getting flooded with “BURN IT HELL YOU F-ING BABY KILLER!!” posts. Police meet you at work and take you into custody where you find out your younger brother is the MASS MURDERER, with your ID, and has shot your mother in the face!!!

    CNN didn’t just SCREW the POOCH on this one… THEY VIOLENTLY RAPED IT!!!

    • Rabid

      I hope Ryan sues the SHIT out of ’em for ruining his life!

    • Rabid

      I hope Ryan sues the SHIT out of ’em for ruining his life!

    • BayushiZero

      First George Zimmerman, now this. The MSM has no shame, no ethics, and no business reporting the “news”.

  • Danny Wheeler

    Ugh! SHUT UP, PSEUDO-JOURNALISTS!!!

  • $129448

    Imagine asking a 6 year old kid how many gun shots they heard? Media sucks

  • dba_vagabond_trader

    Degenerate media! Not interested in reporting objectively, everything is sensationalist yellow journalism looking to blame law abiding gun owners instead of the criminal responsible for this satanic act.

  • Dianne Foster

    That young woman, midway in age between my own daughter and my son, is a saint, if anyone ever was. I am going to ask her for a miracle: please ask God to wake up Americans to our violent culture so we can stop being so self-righteous and damaging throughout the world and so self-destructive to ourselves. Just let wisdom dawn upon us for once.

    • Kyle McCoy

      If you mean that through wisdom we see what our self-centered lives do to our own children, or how if we want our culture back we should fight for it, or even how in places where there is gun control violence escalates, then yes, you are right. We need an awakening of wisdom in America. But, if you believe that wisdom comes from accepting an agendas that tears away more rights from us as American citizens, that fails to address our role as parents to help our children grow, and our responsibility to our children to love them as they are and nurture them and make them feel safe and secure, then you are dead wrong.

  • BeeKaaay

    The leftwingwacko media are nothing but bloodthirsty types. They are having orgasms thinking about all the violence against children.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

      The bodies are still warm and these jackals are reporting their opinions not the facts!

    • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

      The bodies are still warm and these jackals are reporting their opinions not the facts!

  • fletro

    If we ever have a tragedy again, can we please ban the press (except local) from the area for one week.

    • Arguman

      You support the 2nd Amendment but could care less about the first. Interesting

    • Arguman

      You support the 2nd Amendment but could care less about the first. Interesting

  • http://www.facebook.com/shraga.simmons Shraga Simmons

    why badger the media? just maybe they will help fulfill what the family asked for: that vicki’s story be told and her memory perpetuated.

  • $24835958

    A News-Times copy editor lost her daughter in the shooting. Not all news people are bad.

  • Karen

    I know people are saying that the media stuck microphones into children’s faces-yesterday and today–but do not forget–these children had parents and the media asked THEM first to speak with the child. I suppose that the parent (s) asked the child what they wished to do-and they agreed. Yes, the media is a bunch of vultures, but we have the parties involved that agreed to be ate up by the media hound. I don’t feel terribly sorry for those parents because hey-they DID agree!

  • Kevin V Gantnier Sr.

    Thoughts and prayer for your family Carlee….will do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1155093318 Angela Chaney Barribeau

    It was disturbing and upsetting to watch the media even waiting at the press releases today… standing around visiting with each other like this is a high school reunion, laughing and talking. Show some solemn attitudes and respect for the community, the families and everyone who passed away. The ones who are left behind… this is their lives and they will never be the same. Do your job quietly, politely and maybe try to put yourself in their shoes.

  • MovingToNevada

    Anything for ratings I suppose. Good for Carlee. I hope she can get some peace in the coming weeks. Without media interference.

  • http://www.facebook.com/GATORZ1966 Tim Acker

    not to mention the first reports that came out,everyone of them were incorrect.They jump all over this horrific event but get them to report on the benghazi,fast and furius,and other important stories,nope doesn’t happen.when do we the people make the main stream media pay for this bullshit?

    • Red Blues

      Make the MSM hurt where it hurts most. Change the channel, refuse to buy a newspaper. In others words, we do what many many ‘community activists’ have done in the past… hit them in the pocketbook.

  • oceanpearl333

    In loving memory of those lost innocent lives. My deepest condolence for your family. http://www.kimclement.tv/?ref=play&i=761&nowshowing=1

  • Opinionchick

    Geraldo Rivera has his brother Craig sticking his microphone in everyone’s faces too. I think Fox should just back off and leave the families be. Let them know IF they want to talk to contact them but if not…just give them your condolences and back off.

  • http://www.facebook.com/appyloosaryder Jody Lynn Garrison

    What are they going to ask that we already don’t know the answer to? What “different” response is one devastated person going to have over another? Yes, there are usually heroes in every tragedy. Why do we need to know what they ate for dinner the night before or how many people they dated in high school? They died saving lives & protecting others. That should tell you all you need to know about their character!

  • the man

    I have a great idea, since these reporters left their phone numbers and emails we should all blast them with emails and crash their email and fill their voice mails with hundreds of calls. Maybe they will get the picture

    • mdtljt

      …just saw this…please tell me it happened!!! What a wonderful idea!!!

  • Todd Amend

    It’s a shame it wasn’t these reporters that were shot instead of the innocent ones that were. We can do without the media. Leave the greving alone you assholes.

  • Regina

    They have no heart at all. All they care is getting their stupid story out and make money on it. Why don’t they go after Lybia incident? No they have to after regular citizens that are trying to grieve. Our news is no longer what it used to be it employs a bunch of heartless, uninformed, bios a@@holes! Let the families grieve you monsters!

  • Kepha Hor

    Were I a young and strong father of one of the murdered children and some media-typed swooped down on me, I’d probably knee him in the groin.

  • vonveezil

    My brother died in a tragic car accident back in 1991. 4 killed, all friends. My Dad’s lawyer, a personal friend also, was outraged the next day when the media showed asking for an interview. My Dad told Tom to settle down. He calmly went out to do the interview, which aired that night. When the funeral was held in the HS gym, thousands showed up for the 4 boys. I couldn’t stand being in there for than 20 minutes at a time. The grief was overwhelming. For 6 hours, people came and my Dad stood by my brothers casket for all but 15 minutes. I asked him how he could do it. His reply was ” These people came to give their respects to these young men. I had to be there to thank them for coming.” I could not have done it. My Dad passed in the Summer of ’11. I miss you Dad. I miss your strength, determination, desire to make my and my siblings a better life and I miss my best friend. Grief is a hard thing. It takes a strong will to get through it. These teachers and children’s relatives are in for a rough ride. Keep the prayers coming for them. They will need it badly.

  • ChickOK

    That is the worst thing about commercial media–it exists for one purpose only. To deliver your rear-end to the next commercial. If they can deliver the “goods”, they can justify more ad revenue from Ford and Coke and such. More revenue justifies higher salaries.

  • pokerface

    These reporters disgust me! Questioning young, traumatized children; bothering grieving families and asking the ME the most horrible questions like ‘how many times were the children shot?’ and ‘did it look like they were shot while running away?. I would like to slap each and every one of them. They have no class, no respect and really no decency to stoop this low to get a story. Piers Morgan tried to go off on a tangent last night about gun control- he should take a long hard look in the mirror at the role he and others in the media play in sensationalizing these traumas and motivating others with grudges or mental health issues to ‘top’ this latest casualty figure.

  • Kh22

    The media is out of control. But we have let them! They should NEVER mention the killers name on TV and especially should not post his picture!!! I was sickened this morning when I saw both instead of the heros we should have been remembering! Get a f-ing clue! We don’t want to see or sensationalize these monsters! Maybe that would stop another one from thinking they would be famous if they did the same thing!!!?!?!?

  • pokerface

    Carlee- you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your sister was a hero and the parents of those children she saved will be eternally grateful. I can’t imagine your pain but I pray you find comfort in knowing that so many young lives were saved by the selfless act of your sister.

    • Arguman

      Note: All 6 teachers were union members.

    • Arguman

      Note: All 6 teachers were union members.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    “Swooping down on Newtown, Conn., to interview traumatized children isn’t enough for the vultures in the media.”

    Gun control propaganda?

    We’ve seen it before: Trayvon, Sikh Temple, Aurora, Oregon Mall……

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I3GNP5MEV2OWAYOM2U5R7BFOLE Annie

    I have turned OFF the news ANY news. I can’t listen to it anymore. We have been watching Christmas movies and praying.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

      Got rid of my news stations shortly after the American election. Special Ed, Maddcow, Rush the Putz and Blowhard OReilly all a bunch of partisans with all the credibility of cartoon characters

  • John K. Winters

    I’m going to put the name of the shooter out of my mind and commit to memory the name of this heroic teacher, VIcki Soto. Remember a victims name, let the name of the shooter be forgotten.

  • https://twitter.com/coachanthony79 coachanthony

    After sacraficing 3+ hours this afternoon watching the various cable news channels, I have come to the conclusion that we have an over-abundance of columnists and commentators and a dearth of real jouranlists and reporters.

  • http://www.facebook.com/adriane.o.hartman Adriane Ojeda Hartman

    I have dealt with this same thing. Not to this degree but reporters don’t care about you all they want is a story. You are in shock and disbelief and they need to go away!

  • http://www.facebook.com/brucepatrick44 Bruce Patrick

    The entire media needs to stop giving power to this. Stop reporting it please! It is disgusting that Americans can’t stop talking about this. We have become a very sick and twisted nation

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecelia.horn Jean Gray Horn

    They just have no respect!!!!!

  • Rabid

    Gun Free Zones =Leaving our kids defenseless…Period.

  • Rabid

    Gun Free Zones =Leaving our kids defenseless…Period.

  • Wayne Moore

    They are only after a anti gun story they dont care about those familys

  • Wayne Moore

    They are only after a anti gun story they dont care about those familys

  • Wayne Moore

    Why should those liberal media care bout those young kids that killed they are with the liberal democrats abut abortions the liberal deomcrats kill,s lot,s of babies every year with abortions those kids are only a ways for their means and that is a anti gun story that want to put a end to owership of all guns. the democrats are a party of baby killers.

  • Wayne Moore

    Why should those liberal media care bout those young kids that killed they are with the liberal democrats abut abortions the liberal deomcrats kill,s lot,s of babies every year with abortions those kids are only a ways for their means and that is a anti gun story that want to put a end to owership of all guns. the democrats are a party of baby killers.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    You know what these goddamn media slimeballs should be doing? Asking authorities why they think it is a good idea schools have emergency violence plans in place that leave young women and first-graders the responsibility to save themselves from violent psychos. Why in the name of the Lord Jesus, are there people who consider it rational that a 27 yr old woman was forced to throw herself bare-handed at a armed madman to save her students. One lousy gun in her desk, and this young women and all the other victims would be alive today. I’ll never.ever. ever forgive gun control advocates for the lives they have cost. To say I’m enraged is an understatement.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    You know what these goddamn media slimeballs should be doing? Asking authorities why they think it is a good idea schools have emergency violence plans in place that leave young women and first-graders the responsibility to save themselves from violent psychos. Why in the name of the Lord Jesus, are there people who consider it rational that a 27 yr old woman was forced to throw herself bare-handed at a armed madman to save her students. One lousy gun in her desk, and this young women and all the other victims would be alive today. I’ll never.ever. ever forgive gun control advocates for the lives they have cost. To say I’m enraged is an understatement.

  • IBINAR

    I have a friend who was a TV journalist and she used to say: If it bleeds, it leads. Sick, huh???? But, that’s how the medial thinks. Since that’s their mindset, we, the John/Jane Q citizens need to be in control and REFUSE to give them what they want…. can’t think of anything else that will shut them down. Of course, then they will “make up” more than they already do.

  • IBINAR

    I have a friend who was a TV journalist and she used to say: If it bleeds, it leads. Sick, huh???? But, that’s how the medial thinks. Since that’s their mindset, we, the John/Jane Q citizens need to be in control and REFUSE to give them what they want…. can’t think of anything else that will shut them down. Of course, then they will “make up” more than they already do.

  • MissDiane47

    It’s ironic that when a “Hollyweird elitist” loses a loved one requests privacy in their time of grief, we don’t hear a peep from the media. But that standard doesn’t apply to private citizens.

    • Arguman

      You know that celebrities are also private citizens?

      • MissDiane47

        I’m not even going to try and explain my comment to you – you’ll never get it.

    • Arguman

      You know that celebrities are also private citizens?

  • Jane Jessee

    These vultures could care less about anything but themselves. Benghazi wasnt and isnt new worthy to them…the death of innocents is “exciting”..God will surely judge.

  • Victor Perez

    Hispanics make heroes in USA. Dios te bendiga Vicky

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I7UJ5TJJAGGWB4MS5WYZJEWXMY Keith

    I monitored all of the media this AM, left and right. The 24/7 coverage and LAME THEME SONGS are just sickening. I checked out satellite radio too: Fox, CNN, HLN, MSNBC – they’re all doing the same thing. They’re not vultures, they’re RATS. All of ’em. They’re preying on a nation’s sadness to boost ratings. EFF-U all, MEDIA!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

      Darn sad that major neworks are now competing with TMZ and Entertainment Tonight for viewership

  • http://twitter.com/carolannreed17 Carol Reed

    Oh the wonderful media. Why can they not just report the story? Leave the people alone. Asking how someone feels about what happened is so lame. How the heck do you think they feel?? Please, please don’t bother the families of the people who were killed in the horrible massacre. Leave them to their grief. We don’t need to know “how they feel”!

  • Kieran O’Hagan

    The libtard media is too busy highlighting their gun control agenda.

  • Dick Fitzwell

    Although guns were used to commit this atrocity, the real issue here pertains to mental health. The stigma of mental illness hinders appropriate access to mental health treatment. The shooter obviously needed treatment. Making guns illegal will not stop people from having them. Look how well it’s worked with drugs. There needs to be improved access to mental health treatment, and also, there needs to be some mechanism by which people can ask for people to be evaluated, but not infringe on personal freedom. We can’t just reopen the old asylums, but there must be some middle ground. Any ideas?

    • dkhilly

      I do know if a mentaly ill person is making someone feel threatened in any way, the police can be called in to bring them to a mental ward…which leads to mandatory evaluation, and a judge can make them legally required to come in for regular treatment….not sure if that was a local thing where I was living, or a national norm.

  • bluefighter

    I have no respect for mainstream vultures that look for excuses to ban the guns. They should be looking at movies and games and see if that have an effects on deranged minds.

  • Jkyacht

    My heartfelt condolences go out to the children, parents, family and community of Newtown and all the victims of violence in our nation …
    While our nation struggles for answers our leaders in government take the opportunity to lay blame on the USC’s Second Amendment. Rationally we know that’s not the problem and banning ownership is not the solution.

    Mental illness is the cause. Our society, culture, government and healthcare industry is to blame because we stigmatize mental illness and take personally what is a neurological disease. Or insurance companies don’t provide the level of coverage necessary to give the mentally ill real relief. It’s all about money, modalities, pushing the latest psychoactive pills etc… which are cheaper than brain scans once a month etc… Parents are overwhelmed emotionally if not also financially. We have the technology to deal with this. The powers that be brush it off as we are a violent society and government wants to take weapons out of the hands of law abiding citizens. But they know full well what’s going on in China for instance where mass slaughter is being conducted with axes, knives, and IED’s. So when Obama says “meaningful action” I hope he means we will make mental health the focus not the overwhelming number of law abiding responsible citizens practicing their 2nd Amendment right.

    By the way, this billionaire boob mayor of NYC Bloomberg said “this only happens in America.”… doesn’t he own an international news agency? So does that statement make him a liar? I say it does because he is not an idiot.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=453252201402069&set=a.277475922313032.66894.100001518793201&type=1&theater

  • $23629333

    Maybe some good will come out of this tragedy – or at least its aftermath.

    The MSM can only come out of this damaged. The bolshoi reported in the first few hours – including mis-identifying the shooter – can only reduce whatever credibility the MSM enjoyed before this tragedy. Add to that the spectacle of planting a microphone in front of still-shocked children and grieving parents – in search of emotion NOT information. Surely – hopefully – this will cost the MSM much of its audience.

    I can dream can’t I?

  • http://www.facebook.com/shatonagroves Shatona Kilgore Groves

    The nation needs to heal and part of healing is trying to make sense of the massacre. If it wasn’t for the media, healing would be hard to do. Matter of fact, this is a page about media and if we hate media why are we on it? They are just doing their jobs and if the families want privacy they can have it, but others that want to talk it is healthy for them and those of us that hear them. I do pray for healing of their hearts and minds of the families and all those affected. PTSD treatment will need to occur, but healing can happen.

    • $23629333

      Why do you use the royal “we,” and especially when you don’t include yourself amongst the “we” who “hate media”? Your sense of superiority is certainly impressive.

  • Donna L. Lewis

    Let these families to grieve in peace. Americas Prayers are with them, “nuff said !!!

  • Linda9721

    There is no responsible journalism anymore. These people are like vultures. The interview little children that have gone through a traumatic event and they have the nerve to ask “what did you see?” This is a disgrace and where are their parents also. Leave these people alone so they can grieve and stop putting cameras and microphones in their face. Why aren’t you reporting Benghazi-4 people died there and there is a coverup.

  • detroit19

    How proud, and how heart broken. your family must be, Vicki. Our prayers are with the family you left behind and the promise you left unfulfilled…God bless and keep you and all of the people you love and care about…You are a hero and an angel♥ Thank you for your sacrifice…there are no words :'(

  • Howzah123

    These scumsucking reporters have no shame

  • jebmonster

    Where was all the journalists when the lost Fast and Furious guns mowed down teenagers in Mexico at a birthday party. Guns are government sold and then lost to the drug cartels. Besides Univision, no one even reported on this disaster. It seems they are only interested in gun control and tragedy when it suits their agenda.

  • Arguman

    I am shocked that Twitchy would defend thegreedy, lazy, selfish union thugs who gave their lives in Newtown.