My favorite “online” news source is actually not on the web, it is an app on my iPhone called Zite. It is a news aggregation service that learns what you like based on a topic list you create as well as your feedback of like/dislike when you read news articles.
The first headline that caught my attention was “The NRA launches a target-practice shooting app on iOS…for ages 4+” from thenextweb.com
My first reaction to this is Really? Really? (See previous post on use of “really”)
Do I really need to write a story about a group of people with bad timing who are in need for some sensitivity training? No matter what your politics on the issue of gun control, it’s only been a month since the massacre in Newtown. What’s the rush to launch this game? It’s almost as insensitive as the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police’s decision to move forward with their raffle of 31 guns. Maybe it’s time we all start thinking about what effect our actions may have on others.