A number of months ago, I was sent a video link of an interview with Rona Ramon, the widow of Ilan Ramon. I was shocked to hear that reporters were the first ones to notify her about her son's death in an Air Force training accident.
This morning, it was reported that Rona Ramon, "expressed support on Tuesday for a bill that would ban reporters from making contact with the family of someone who was killed before the family was officially informed by the state."
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As news of the arrest of the man who planted an explosive device in Manhattan has been reported in the media, I congratulate the authorities who were able to identify the man and capture him before he fled the country. But, as the media reports on the methods that led to his capture, I can't help thinking that not all information has to be made known to the public. Future terrorists will certainly use the information to their benefit. So, no, I don't want to know that he was traced through his cell phone, or that police were able to identify the VIN from an engine part.
Let the media have more sensitivity for grieving family members and use greater discretion when printing all the news that's fit to print.