When grief becomes a news story you can always expect some people to insert themselves where they don’t belong.
Yellow ribbon on tree at the home of James Foley's parents in Rochester, NH pic.twitter.com/J57WgXi8xv
— Ted Daniel (@tvnewzted) August 19, 2014
— Susan (@Newsgirly) August 19, 2014
Some do unexplainably cruel things.
— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) August 20, 2014
And often the ones who should be heard stay silent.
WH: While on Air Force One, the President was briefed by @rhodes44 on a recently released video by ISIL.
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) August 20, 2014
Reporters with Obama on the Vineyard have been given a travel/photo lid. We won't be hearing from Obama tonight. #Foley
— Josh Lederman (@joshledermanAP) August 20, 2014
White House calls a lid on Martha's Vineyard. Translation: we will not see President Obama on camera tonight.
— Phil Elliott (@Philip_Elliott) August 20, 2014
This is a time when Americans, like me, would love to hear a statement of reassurance, resolve from the President. And nothing. #Foley
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) August 20, 2014
Meanwhile, a tweeter identifying herself as a member of Jim Foley’s family is asking for some privacy and understanding.
Life is the most precious thing and its unfathomable how quickly it can be taken away. I love you James Foley. Rest peacefully; you're free.
— Kelly Foley (@ke11yfoley) August 19, 2014
@ke11yfoley May his soul rest in peace.
— Oye Opaneye (@OyeCreations) August 20, 2014