If so, then the media certainly is reporting his "abuse."
and sure, it is making for better TV ratings and barrels of big time money, no doubt about that. The weeping mother talking about how we must pass gun control measures that have nothing to do with the causes of the Sandy Hook massacre no doubt helps pump up viewership as well.
Why do it? Would a rational discussion of the causes of this disaster and the best way to respond to it increase viewership?