I quoted a few critics who made that claim.
But I disagreed, maintaining that the level of coverage — which I pointed out was not insignificant — would have been higher if more church members had died:
Sadly, in America in 2017, a mass shooting in which one person dies is not going to dominate the news cycle for long. Such tragedies have become too common.
One reader — who dubbed himself/herself "TooMuchDarkness" — responded to that post with this complaint:
I haven't seen one shred of investigative journalism delving into the background of the shooter, interviewing friend, family, coworkers and classmates trying understand what drove him to commit such a crime. Who are his parents and why are they spared the exposure most murderer's parents get. I'd like to know more but journalists don't seem to care.
Well, actually ...