NBC News took another step yesterday. It was a small one, but it may be significant. On the Nightly News, there were two follow-up reports to the elementary school incident in Georgia. The first largely followed the usual cautious line but did include a clip in which a pertinent question was put to a police official: how did a man who was on probation following a death threat obtain an AK-47?
The other, again by Ann Curry, was an interview of parents who lost children at Newtown. They expressed their frustration on the failure of gun control at the federal level. One summed up the reaction to the Georgia near-tragedy: "Silence. We are a nation in denial."