By Nelson Nix
Just as I was bracing to hurtle over the fiscal cliff, I was shoved over an emotional one. The tsunami of news from the national media concerning the mass murder in Newtown, Connecticut, pushed all the major national issues of the day into the background. I was subjected to a stream of news that was often incorrect but delivered in a manner to create national hysteria.
Just as with everyone who was awake that day or in the week following, I was stunned to hear of the carnage in an elementary school created by one 20-year-old misfit. Any conjecture that seemed plausible went to air in the rush to be first with breaking news. The coverage in Connecticut caused the ridiculous televised car chases from California to pale by comparison.