A whole lot of noise. Shame on most of you. The usual suspects, we know how they play, but the rest of you all? Pathetic. Just plain old pathetic.
By now most of you know the Kate Steinle story. I'm not going into the details because it's just plain old mother of all tragedies. You've already heard about it countless times.
I don't want comments about the illegal immigration debate. It's not the time. The poor woman had just died; the most senseless victim of something so horrible, so tragic, so unspeakably terrible. Like many of you I feel for the family. The family lost a daughter. Her brother lost a sister. The sister who will not be able to, as he pointed out, see his wife's newborn baby. Tearful as they are I want to read and see more of these stories, not a bunch of screaming maniacs and insensitive carps ranting and raving about illegals and illegal aliens. Those issues can be debated in the future. Now is not the time.
Which brings me back to Kate Steinle. I want to know more about Kate. I know she was from Pleasanton and most recently lived in the city and that she sold medical equipment. I want to know more about what she liked and didn't like. I would love, at a future time, to know about her family and friends. I can't imagine what they're going through right now. Yes, I know, unfortunately, that there's thousands of people like Kate who die every day, some more violent than others, so I'm not lessening their lives, I'm just reacting to Kate Steinle because it's so very much, still, on my mind; I don't think I'm alone.
I'm not happy with the Bay Area News Media and the matter with which this horrible story has gone down. The national media is no better. Donald Trump, Bill O'Reilly, as I said, we know how they go so it's no surprise they're acting like a bunch of dicks. That's always been their M.O.
Granted, this is a tough story to report. But since when did humanity take a second seat to crass and incredible sensationalism. I saw the KGO-TV jailhouse interview. I don't care about the bad guy. From a news standpoint, yeah, I get it, it's a legitimate story but I don't care about that man, he's lost and about to enter hell himself. Good riddance.
I was massively irritated that the KGO reporter had the balls; the collective chutzpah to say at the end of the report that "the Steinle family was contacted for comment." I'm paraphrasing but I heard something like those words. "Comments?" For crying out loud, what would you expect the family to say? Common sense would indicate that a grieving family that only three days removed from their daughter dying in her father's arms would be off limits, call me crazy. Just outrageous. A whole lot of noise. Noise from all over but the nosiest here in this city.
My god, heaven help us.
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