Westboro Baptist Church, those nuts who protest at funerals, have just announced that they’re going to picket the funerals of the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting.
Hey media, stop giving these jerks what they want. Show some restraint. Stop reporting on them. That’s what they want.
Every year hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers march on DC and the media ignores us completely. They say that it’s because we do the same thing every year it ceases to be newsworthy. But Westover Baptist does the same thing all the time and the media can’t get enough. Just because a bunch of lunatics have a fax machine doesn’t mean you have to report on it. You’re giving them what they want and they’re going to continue doing it because the media rewards them.
Hundreds of thousands of people marching on DC is ignorable but fifteen people who show up at every well-publicized funeral isn’t?
And here’s the thing. Someone is going to get hurt. People are going to read this and be outraged and I fear that something terrible may happen. Local law enforcement can keep these people a good distance away from funerals, I believe. So let’s ignore them. Please.