Milwaukee, WI—I guess the reporters in this town were all off enjoying their Sunday at Home. A mass shooting at a Sikh Temple is apparently not worthy of any meaningful attempt at reporting. Other than a few video and photojournalists that captured some material the media had nothing. The reporting was limited interviews of a few on scene Sikh worshipers with more questions of their own than answers.
This important news story was totally produced and reported by police spokesmen! There were simply weak rewrites of what officials reported rather than anything resembling enterprising efforts to explain this important story.
The media failed to notice the suspect’s vehicle that’s surely been towed by police. That would have been an important thing to do. Getting the owner’s name and examining various court record and government databases was an overlooked must.
The police quickly raided a residence in nearby Cudahy and the media could have gotten names of residents to investigate. They could have found plenty of people to help them build a profile of the dead suspect.
Local law enforcement quickly labeled the incident as “Domestic Terrorism” but weren’t pressed for any information or details that would justify that moniker.
The American media has forgotten how to do their jobs. I guess we must wait for the obligatory ABC News, Brian Ross report to tell us that the Tea Party was behind the killings.
Have journalists been muzzled by government and intimidated into not reporting news? This is a sad reflection of the death of journalism in America.