By Hemant Mehta
During an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper tonight, Phil Davis and Selene San Felice, reporters at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland where a mass shooting took place today, said they really didn’t care about anyone’s thoughts and prayers — especially from Donald Trump — unless there was action backing it up.
Around the 12:25 mark, San Felice said,
We need more than prayers. I appreciate the prayers. I was praying the entire time I was under that desk. I want your prayers, but I want something else.
Davis then echoed her thoughts around 13:30:
I was praying when he started reloading that shotgun that there weren’t going to be more bodies, and you know what? If we’re at a position in our society where all we can offer each other is prayers, then… where are we? Where are we as a society where people die, and that’s the end of that story?
The reporters acknowledged, probably correctly, that no one would be covering this story after a couple of days. Which means this kind of tragedy will happen again, somewhere else, because Republicans refuse to do anything to limit gun violence.
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