The lead editorial in this afternoon’s Wheeling News-Register, “Wait For Facts On Mass Killing,” counsels us to wait for more information before we draw any conclusion about the Las Vegas massacre. The opening sentence tells us:
The only conclusion shocked Americans should draw in the immediate aftermath of the of the horrifying massacre in Las Vegas is that no conclusion should be drawn until investigators have had more time to learn exactly what happened and why.
The next nine paragraphs then explain why we should practice patience. Then we get to the final paragraph:
So, before anything is done, we need more information. Then we need to let it help us reach accurate conclusions – even if one of them is that people like Paddock, bent on mass murder, will always find some way to make it happen.
Not that they’ve reached a conclusion or anything!