Eilis O'Hanlon: Media guilty of over-sensitivity, not insensitivity on Hawe family deaths
Those who say the media condoned the terrible murders in Cavan are just seeing what they want to see
Published 04/09/2016 | 02:30
More than 80 men, women and children were murdered on Nice's Promenade des Anglais on Bastille Day, but it's unlikely that most of us could name any of them.
Their killer is more familiar. We might not immediately recall his name, Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, but his background and motivation were raked over in depth; his grainy picture was everywhere.
That's because the murderer is the obvious focus in the aftermath of a terrible murder. Who are they? Why did they do it? What were they thinking? These are natural questions to ask. In fact, it would be unnatural not to ask them. It doesn't mean that you don't care about his victims.