Take Two for September 19, 2013

The American media's waning interest in the Navy Yard shooting

FBI Briefs Media On Investigation Into Navy Yard Killings

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Ronald C. Machen, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia answers questions on the Navy Yard shooting during a briefing outside the FBI Field Office September 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. A defense contractor named Aaron Alexis allegedly killed at least 12 people yesterday during a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard before being killed by police; his motive is still unclear.

The statement that guns are no longer welcome in Starbucks came just two days after the mass shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC. 34-year-old Aaron Alexis killed 12 people before being shot by police.

While the story lead the news on Monday and Tuesday, it doesn't seem to have held the attention of the American public for very long. Paul Farhi, media reporter for the Washington Post, wrote about this in a column for today's paper.


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