Most people I associate with have been thoroughly disgusted over the past couple of weeks regarding the national media's obsession with a story about the murder - ten years ago - of a single child. (Never mind the fact that there are thousands of children losing their lives in a senseless war or starving to death around the world on a daily basis.)
This article by Jeff Cohen is a great explanation of the situation and why today's press coverage is so pathetic. It's an explanation, but I'm afraid it won't make you feel any better about the situation. There a lot of priorities in this country that need adjustment . . . .