I’m sort of a First Amendment absolutist, but the First Amendment starts out with “Congress shall make no law . . . .”
The First Amendment applies to the State.
There is no legitimate reason for media to romanticize nutcases. “Nutcases sell commercials” is not a legitimate reason.
At a press conference Monday evening, authorities offered the first few details about the end of the small-town saga, which had stretched nearly a week.
Steve Richardson, a special agent with the FBI in Alabama, confirmed to reporters that the kidnapper, Jimmy Lee Dykes, was dead, and that the small boy Dykes had held in an underground bunker since last Tuesday was at least physically unharmed, and being treated at a local hospital.