Well, not everything on our NPR station gives me hope. Last night I was listening to my favorite (rolls eyes) ultra liberal show. They took on the story of the Red Lake School shooting. What made this shooting significant was that the killer was a native american. So rather than just report that the kid was f*cked up with a lot of sh*t in his life, they had to bring up the point that this is just a symptom of the destruction of Indian culture by the white man. WTF?!? The one person from the tribe thought it was very racist that the whole city of Bemidji didn't turn out for the funerals of the dead children like it was in Colorado after Columbine. And then the subject came up (as it always does after these things and fingers MUST be pointed somewhere) as to whether the boy had adequate mental health coverage coming from such a poor reservation. Did the government care? Obviously not. The same woman was also upset that George Bush didn't come up there. Why should the president come up to a crime scene? I could only take so much before I shut off the radio.
I'm just really getting sick of the media and politicians finding individuals and turning them into poster children for whatever cause they want to support. We are a country of individuals, but we start to ignore the entire forest when we concentrate on one tree.