While I sympathise completely, extending my sincerest thoughts to those affected, I cannot find it in my heart to endure Norwegian media‘s one-tracked attention on the ten-week Anders Behring Breivik lawsuit commencing in Oslo today.
Furthermore, I simply can’t shake this feeling that the press serves as the culprit’s unwitting instrument, in offering exactly what motivated his evil deed; A deep-seated need for attention (for his cause), hereby granted by our all-too compliant press.
In continued respect for the injured, the deceased, their next of kin – and those otherwise inflicted, I shall remain focused on the news at hand (knowing full well that I’m throwing myself at the mercy of the foreign press), leaving legal procedures to the powers that be, as well as those insatiable souls out there.
Late edit: 23 Breivik stories on front of leading daily Dagbladet.no at noon (my apologies if I missed a story or two). Which is not at all unique, by the way.