You know the media has been covering the bombing non-stop since it happened and the way the community and authorities have responded from the moment after to present has been amazing to say the least. The way authorities have been trained to take action was excellent. Google launching an immediate person locator page to help those looking for loved ones was instrumental. The good samaritans and volunteers and blood donors have all shown what not only the American spirit is about but shown that there are still many good people in this world. It has definitely proven Mr. Roger’s quote (that has been circulating all the social media sites and news since the bombing) right. If you managed to miss it, it goes, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping”. To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world”. It’s been heartwarming in a time of a lot of confusion and heartache.
But I have a serious issue with all this “other stuff” that surfaces that is total B.S. trying to push another agenda or just see how far it can get passed around and if it can make national news. One in particular I saw was a picture this morning of an adorable little girl with a marathon sticker on her shirt that they reported was the 8 year old killed in the bomb and that “she was running for the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting victims”. As it turns out this was total bullshit. The child that died was an 8 year old boy and there is NO tie to Sandy Hook. To boot they apparently even used someone’s photo of their daughter running in a marathon and claimed she was dead. If that was my daughter I’d be PISSED!
I don’t know where some people get this shit or why they even do it but seriously, that’s just ridiculous. I think there is something just as sick with seeing if a twisted, bogus rumor you started can become national news as if you were involved in the bomb itself. Get a life you damn loser! This is reality. Real people died and were hurt. The news is sad enough on its own without your crapdragon rumors.