New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent at least $14 million in support of new gun control legislation since December, when the Obama administration began its push for gun control in the wake of Adam Lanza’s shooting spree in Newtown, Conn.
Myths and misinformation littered news reports as the media updated rapt audiences on the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut this Friday, highlighting the dangers and ethical problems inherent in covering an unfolding tragedy with an eye for being first rather than being correct.
At least 27 people, including 20 children, were killed at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school in a Friday morning shooting, authorities say. One known shooter, 20, is dead. Police are investigating whether there was a second shooter.