I turned the news off on the ride home, because I thought the last thing my 91-year-old dad, coming downstairs from cardiology appointments, needed to hear. He did catch up with the news quite a bit later, though, when he got back to his room at the Care Center of his residence.
It's the "quite a bit later" that gnawed. I fully understand the massive media coverage -- how could one not? But at a certain point, after an hour or two, you get the story, and there's nothing new to report. All you end up with is repeating and repeating the horror and playing right into the hands of people whose only purpose is to get attention for causing horror. When there's news to report, report it. Other than that, hysteria feeds hysteria.