[This is a footnote to:
“‘Twenty-Six’: The Media’s Hatred of the Lanza Family Knows No End”.]
Do not ask for whom the bell tollsSo wrote famously Scottish poet Robert Donne. But no bells toll in Newtown, Connecticut, for murder victim Nancy Lanza.
It tolls for thee.
This morning at 9:30 a.m., Newtown observed a moment of silence, and tolled bells for the 20 first-graders and six school staffers that Adam Lanza murdered exactly one week ago. Indeed, across the country, church bells tolled 26 times.
Church bells across the country rang 26 times Friday morning—one for each of the victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School —to mark the one-week anniversary of the Connecticut shootings.But no bells tolled for Nancy Lanza.
[“Church Bells Rings 26 Times to Honor Newtown Victims; Nation observes moment of silence to remember victims one week after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting,” by Emily Feldman and Daniel Macht, December 21, 2012, updated 10:01 a.m. EST.]
A “reporter” for NBC New York kept talking about the number “26”: “Twenty-six Christmas trees.” She spoke of “kindness” and “love.”
The Boss responded, “And they’re talking about ‘kindness.’ Talking about ‘love.’ They’re wicked.”