Like most Americans, I was deeply affected by the Virginia Tech tragedy. I was both sad and mad. Mad at the psycho killer and the cowardice he displayed. Mad at the gun laws in this country. Mad at the VT security administration and how it allowed the 2nd shooting to occur two hours after the first one. Mad at NBC's indecent airing of the gunman's hideous pictures (which is what the gunman wanted).
Tired of watching the media's gross sensationalized coverage of this tragedy, I decided to watch a comedy dvd to lighten my spirits. Will Ferrell's Anchorman instantly boosted my mood, if only for a couple of hours. The power of movies, especially comedies, to make one feel better and forget about tragedy is a much needed elixir when living in such turbulent times. Will Ferrell made me feel better. Too bad I cannot say the same for the media and the politicians in this country.
(former resident of Sandusky)