Communications About Orlando Tragedy

OrlandoThe tragic shooting at an Orlando, FL, gay club has brought communications from local politicians, global mourners, and of course, presidential candidates. The killer's motive could be homophobia, terrorism, or both, depending on your perspective. With 50 people dead and another 53 wounded, this is the largest attack since 9/11 and has left people wondering how and why.

Here's a summary of communications about the event:

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Discussion Starters:

  • Compare the presidential candidates' statements. How do their positions differ, and which do you most support?
  • Assess the news conference. How are the officials sharing responsibilities, reporting on events, demonstrating sympathy, and so on?