An innumerable number of entertainment reporting routines seem utterly pointless today in light of the devastating news coming out of Newtown, Connecticut. Including the well-worn practice of compiling celebrity Twitter reactions.
The first wave of such coverage relating to today’s mass shooting appeared on PMC website hollywoodlife.com and media watchdog gossipcop.com. In each case, the first comment left by a reader suggests this is no time to be cluttering up the Internet with the republished Newtown thoughts of people like Kim and Khloe Kardashian.
Hollywood Life commenter:
Gossip Cop commenter:
While any debate of this issue pales in comparison to erupting discourses about gun control and mental illness, both of these websites might have been better served if they had focused exclusively on the tweets of Piers Morgan. The CNN talk show host is an avid and outspoken advocate of U.S. gun control. Earlier this week, as part of his coverage of the Portland, Oregon shopping mall shooting, he interviewed the parents of a young girl killed in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater massacre.