My local news has gone back to at least half of the news sections being about local stories, so I hadn't noticed too much that national news is still primarily focused on the shooting. My dad works at home, so he has CNN on his TV all the time during the day. Well earlier today, after dinner, we were watching the news and they mentioned a blip about how Hillary Clinton was back to work after her fall. I made a comment about how I thought it was convenient that her concussion/fall happened right before she was supposed to testify, and that other people had to go in her place. My dad looked at me with a blank/confused face. He asked me what I was talking about because he hadn't heard about it. Before I even realized it, I said "Well you wouldn't because of the shooting."
That's when it hit me that, whether intentional or not, the news of the shooting has taken the place of a lot of other things. The shooting was
absolutely tragic, but its far from the only thing going on. This is why I'm so glad that I regularly check news outlets (MSM and places like ATS) to
see what else is happening. I would urge everyone else to do the same, if you don't already. Even with the best intentions, the news can't cover
everything, so its best to take the responsibility for this knowledge into your own hands.