In a press conference, state medical examiner H. Wayne Carver has said that the children killed Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., were shot multiple times each, confirming what many had already feared.

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Many watching live were shocked not as much by the news but by the demeanor of the medical examiner.

Piers Morgan accused the medical examiner of showboating, drawing an immediate backlash.

Others find it difficult to criticize someone who has just completed the job that Carver did.

While emotions run high, it’s hard to imagine what Carver has seen inside Sandy Hook Elementary. The scene was so horrible, in fact, that not even parents have been allowed to view it.

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to Akemi Mokoto:

    “The Medical Examiner said all the victims were shot more than once and that he used a semi-automatic to kill them all.”

    ALL firearms, except match and flintlocks, muzzle loaders and black powder rifles are semi-automatic!

    Any pistol that fires bullets from a magazine or cylinder is semi-automatic!
    Any rifle that fires bullets from a clip or magazine is semi-automatic!

    Try thinking and digging up some facts before Tweeting!

    Or is “Semi-automatic’ going to be the next big liberal buzzword to deny citizens their Constitutional right to protect themselves?!!!

    • Blake Waymire

      Actually, revolvers (single- and double-action) and bolt-action rifles are also, by definition, not semi-automatic (revolvers as a general rule do not use gas or recoil to operate their actions; bolt-actions require a human to work the bolt to chamber a new round). Also, a magazine is by definition what holds a number of rounds for loading later. A clip is what loads rounds into a magazine and no more. The one exception I can think of is the 8-round block clip used in the M1 Garand that you insert into the magazine and that gets ejected upon complete expenditure of the ammunition.

      • Chris Cherry

        a difference without any real distinction, that is, if you understood Jack’s point of the ability to fire repeated rounds with having to reload….I think they said it “won the west”…. what do I know.

      • Jack Deth

        You need to re-read my original comment.

        Clip is mentioned, I could have put “Garand M-1” in parenthesis, but I figured those who would read my comment would have some knowledge of weapons, John Garand and James J. Browning.

        What you are trying trying to do is argue “Single Action” (Cock the hammer. Squeeze the trigger) revolvers vs, “Double Action” (Squeeze the trigger).

        Which in the case of say, a Colt 1911 .45 is redundant. Since the firing pin hits the cartridge’s primer and send the bullet down the barrel. The force of expended gases moves the slide back, ejects the expended brass cartridge and springs move the slide forward (“In Battery”) for the next shot.

        Hence, the phrase, “Automatic”.

        As Chris Cherry points out below.

        A difference without any distinction.

    • JustLikeAnimals

      “semi-automatic”……….Code word!!!!

  • Maxwell

    Considering what the medical examiner just went through, maybe he has to make some jokes to keep his sanity. It had to have been devastating to examine so many dead children.

    Although, despite the hypocrisy, I have to agree with Piers Morgan. On camera the medical examiner should probably refrain from jokes.

  • stuckinIL4now

    I accidentally started to see part of a picture of a few victims inside a classroom at a web site this morning and I immediately clicked away and will not go back to see it ever so I can understand what that medical examiner has likely been through, especially if he was at the actual crime scene. And yes, many people laugh when they’re nervous and uncomfortable or they use humor and crack jokes, as I do, to relieve tension, and maybe the ME wasn’t really aware of the cameras. So I’ll end this by joking in response to a tweet above telling Piers Morgan that the ME spends his days with corpses rather than TV cameras, wondering if TV cameras like spending their days with corpses like Piers Morgan and his slimestream media brethren.

  • Steve_J

    Wonder why an adult(s) didn’t try to rush the murderer? Perhaps there would be fewer dead.

    • DizzyMissL

      They did and they were shot.

      • JustLikeAnimals

        Too bad one of them didn’t have a Glock.

    • JustSayNOtoO

      3 did and only 1 is alive to tell about it

  • EOD

    The Shooter has proven by his own actions that he was in a word: Inhuman.
    How many more Mentally Deranged individuals are free to walk among us?

    • BeeKaaay

      They’re easy to spot. They’re leftwingwackos.

      • JustLikeAnimals

        If we just shoot all the libs and all those with mental illness (I recognize that one is generally synonymous with the other in most cases!) most all of the nation’s problems will be solved and we can get back to our regularly scheduled programming of living in a decent, God-fearing country again.

        Just sayin’.

  • DizzyMissL

    Give the guy a break.

  • BeeKaaay

    “Asked if victims suffered, medical examiner said, “If so, not for very long.””

    Remember, leftwingwackos HATE it when children die by gunfire because they suffer not for very long.

    They want children to be ripped limb from limb and suffer GREAT PAIN.

    They are bloodthirsty.

  • NRPax

    My mother and brother are both nurses. Before that, they were paramedics. They’ve had the dubious pleasure of being first on scene at a lot of fatal accidents involving children. So I’m not going to criticize the medical examiner at all for his interview. Let Piers Morgan and other worthless subspecies of humanity known as reporters do his job for a day and see how well they do.

  • pokerface

    I wasn’t thrilled with the ME either but this was only his 2nd press conference and in his defense- his answers were in response to questions asked by the media. SO Piers- ask your media friends why they asked questions like “How many times were the victims shot?’; ‘did the children look like they were running away?’; ‘did it appear that they suffered?’ and so on. The ME didn’t offer this information initially, it was the ignorant, disgusting MEDIA that were asking the questions!!!!

    • mdtljt

      Excellent point!!

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Detachment is a coping tool used by many in the medical profession to deal with this sort of horrific depravity. Ever visit an ER and listen to the joking banter among medical staff in the midst of all that pain and trauma?

    To Penis Morgan: Most of this country is disgusted by YOUR behavior in front of a camera everyday. Care to take your own advice? Pllleeeeeeaaaaazzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!

    • heynonnynonny

      I was a TV journo for a couple of years, asked to call victims families and get whatever information I could get, told to video bodies in the street after DUI wrecks. I don’t miss that for a minute – and yes, the more hardened journos WILL make jokes at a time like this, just to release some tension. Car on fire? Good, bring hot dogs…..

  • http://twitter.com/l4issez Conservative First

    Let’s remember, the medical examiner is used to dealing with a small town and now is giving a conference in front of a world wide audience. As someone who has dealt with the press on a small scale, it is nerve wracking, I couldn’t imagine doing it to a worldwide audience after a horrific event, when everbody is watching his every word.

    As usual Piers Morgan should be ashamed of himself.

  • http://twitter.com/l4issez Conservative First

    Let’s remember, the medical examiner is used to dealing with a small town and now is giving a conference in front of a world wide audience. As someone who has dealt with the press on a small scale, it is nerve wracking, I couldn’t imagine doing it to a worldwide audience after a horrific event, when everbody is watching his every word.

    As usual Piers Morgan should be ashamed of himself.

  • http://twitter.com/K2GLOBALCOMM K2GLOBALCOMM

    Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.” ― George Orwell, 1984 Media Hypocrisy: Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.

    One of the most flagrant hypocrites to take to social media yesterday was Piers Morgan.

    MAINSTREAM MEDIA ENTERTAINERS

    Morgan with the precision and expertise of any charlatan preyed on people’s fear and emotions to push an agenda, to stay relevant in a world where MSM is dying and media personalities along with it.

    Morgan is a media entertainer, hosts his program on CNN a media outlet where Saudi Arabia pays for content and applies censorship Benevolent Government Style.

    Mr. Morgan, One does not have the luxury of feigning moral outrage on murder to salvage ones media career, to stay relevant. Either you are outraged by murder or you are not. Your record is clear on this matter at hand.

    Mr. Morgan, for all the innocent Mexicans slaughtered by US Government Gun Running where is your moral outrage? Is it acceptable for Benevolent Government to slaughter people? For all the innocent children slaughtered in their mother’s womb, left to die in garbage dumpsters, where is your moral outrage?

    Mr. Morgan your highly selective usage of the spilled Blood of Innocents to fit your agenda is…Unmistakable as is your lack of knowledge in regards to U.S. Constitutional Law, the protections it affords us against the tyranny of Benevolent Government.
    http://k2globalcommunicationsllc.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/you-are-a-slow-learner-winston-benevolent-government-media-hypocrisy-culture-of-death-natural-outcomes/

  • http://twitter.com/K2GLOBALCOMM K2GLOBALCOMM

    Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.” ― George Orwell, 1984 Media Hypocrisy: Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.

    One of the most flagrant hypocrites to take to social media yesterday was Piers Morgan.

    MAINSTREAM MEDIA ENTERTAINERS

    Morgan with the precision and expertise of any charlatan preyed on people’s fear and emotions to push an agenda, to stay relevant in a world where MSM is dying and media personalities along with it.

    Morgan is a media entertainer, hosts his program on CNN a media outlet where Saudi Arabia pays for content and applies censorship Benevolent Government Style.

    Mr. Morgan, One does not have the luxury of feigning moral outrage on murder to salvage ones media career, to stay relevant. Either you are outraged by murder or you are not. Your record is clear on this matter at hand.

    Mr. Morgan, for all the innocent Mexicans slaughtered by US Government Gun Running where is your moral outrage? Is it acceptable for Benevolent Government to slaughter people? For all the innocent children slaughtered in their mother’s womb, left to die in garbage dumpsters, where is your moral outrage?

    Mr. Morgan your highly selective usage of the spilled Blood of Innocents to fit your agenda is…Unmistakable as is your lack of knowledge in regards to U.S. Constitutional Law, the protections it affords us against the tyranny of Benevolent Government.
    http://k2globalcommunicationsllc.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/you-are-a-slow-learner-winston-benevolent-government-media-hypocrisy-culture-of-death-natural-outcomes/

  • Rose

    I’d say it takes courage and a different kind of personality to be a medical examiner. He reported what he found. Turn off the TV/internet, click away like stuckinIL4now suggests, for we all know the media wants to upstage each other. Most really do not seem to care about who is harmed. It is all about which station is most watched, so don’t watch.

  • $23629333

    Since about noon on Friday – seemingly – there have been more TV cameras than people in Newton, and the shameless and senseless Mr. Morgan accuses the medical examiner of “showboating behaviour.” At some point – perhaps – folks will learn NOT to welcome and involve themselves with the MSM.

  • bdl828

    Piers Morgan = another irrelevant liberal.

  • fivegreatkids

    Worked in EMS for decades. Most who survive for any length of time in emergency, OR, medical examiners etc…HAVE to have a nutso sense of humor. You will BURN out and up if you don’t. You CANNOT handle dealing with the emotional aspects of babies being killed if you can’t detach yourself a bit. Please, don’t judge him.
    I was given many courses in how to handle the press and I still refused to deal with the piranhas. That is why people like Michelle Malkin are hired as information officers. Able to figure out the slimy journalists and what they are trying to really get before saying anything.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.gleed Kevin Gleed

    First off being a medical examiner is a weird job so I guess they’re some off center people doing it. I think the guys off center but probably does a good job as far a what goes on in his office. But is awkward socially

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    Outrage over med examiner joking and laughing but not about Obama doing same during his speech in Newton last night? I am not condemning it as I understand why…I condemn the hypocrisy.