Rather than give a crazed
Tuesday's morning coverage on ABC and NBC highlighted the actions of Jeanne Assam, the volunteer security guard at
Robert Knight, director of Culture and Media, called on the media last week to “report responsibly” on events such as last week's massacre in an
Media outlets tragically received the opportunity to practice Knight's advice less than a week after the
Apparently the message to “report responsibly” has been received by some producers.
During the Tuesday morning interviews, the networks also permitted
Bourbannais related what happened after
And as I paralleled her and went up to the wall, we both stepped to the shooter as he slumped down and his head tilted. And I said, that's the calmest, bravest thing I've ever seen, how did you do that? She said, I was praying and asking the Holy Spirit the entire time to guide me. And I want to give God the glory because I'm convinced he spared us that day.
When ABC's Dan Harris asked
CBS' The Early Show aired a clip of
Reports indicated the gunman entered the church firing a high-powered rifle and carrying more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition.
What happened on Sunday was a terrible tragedy. Four young lives were cut short and other people were wounded. However, by focusing on the people who did their part to avert more senseless deaths, the media denied the gunman the notoriety he was clearly seeking.