I suspect we will spend the bulk of April 19th listening to former FBI Profiler Clint Van Zandt on MSNBC dissecting the shooter's mindset, his possible motives, and the warning signs everyone missed. One thing is certain: Had this tragedy taken place last week, Don Imus would still have a job. Van Zandt would have been sucking up all the airtime, diminishing Sharpton's beefy soap box. Lesson: Never screw up during a slow news cycle.
During tragedies like these, I always look for a distraction, something to quell the overall sense of self-loathing and uselessness I feel watching the news coverage, contributing nothing to the cause except my own morbid curiosity. So, I’ve decided to focus heavily on Clint Van Zandt these next few days. Really zero in on him and his profiling prowess. I'm mildly obsessed with this guy as it is.