People Are Calling Out Media Over Repeated 'Humanizing' Interviews With Las Vegas Shooter's 'Dumbfounded' Brother

People Are Calling Out Media Over Repeated 'Humanizing' Interviews With Las Vegas Shooter's 'Dumbfounded' Brother

"Would you offer the same courtesy if he was brown?"

Published October 4, 2017

In a second interview, the brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock broke down into tears and said he hopes they find a tumor in his brain in an attempt to explain why he did such a terrible act. 

However, many people believe the repeated interviews with Eric Paddock are attempts for the media to “humanize” the shooter because he is white. In addition, people are pushing for the focus to remain on the 50 or more victims and the changes that need to happen in this country regarding gun legislation. 

  1. On Tuesday, Eric Paddock spoke with CBS outside his Florida home

    "'When Steve can do this we're in deep s**t because there's just nothing there. I hope to hell they find when they do an autopsy that there's a tumor in his head or something because if they don't we're all in trouble," Eric Paddock told CBS. 

    "This crying thing is not my normal gig. I can't even process this yet really. I woke up this morning crying," he added.

  2. In general, people are outraged by the attempts to 'humanize' the shooter because he doesn't fit the bill of a terrorist
  3. Others were extremely put off by the interview with Eric Paddock
  4. There has been more of a push for the media to focus on the victims and gun reform

    For more information about the victims and heroic acts that took place on Sunday, click here. 

Written by Rachel Herron

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