Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
AP: 7a6c28ba-aea1-4970-bd99-cc0160e7fac6
Tom Teves, left, with his wife Caren Teves, holds their son's Alex ashes, while briefing media after his memorial service at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in Ahwatukee, Ariz. Alex Teves was one of 12 victims killed in the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. At least 50 others were wounded in the attack on July 20, at the theater during a showing of the Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises." Police identified the suspected shooter as James Holmes. (AP Photo/The Republic, Nick Oza)

Just minutes after thanking Colorado police for their work in the Batman massacre, the father of victim Alex Teves lashed out at the media's coverage of the mass shooting and several others.

In a post on Tumblr, Associated Press reported Peter Solomon Banda posted, in full, Tom Teves' open letter that slammed media for their "sensationalized" coverage.

In the letter, Teves said that he spent about an hour watching both Fox News and CNN and saw both the face and name of several shooters, including his son's killer and that of Tucson shooter Jared Loughner.

Teves, a proponent of media not naming Colorado shooter James Holmes, said he sees no reason for media to further the infamy of mass shooters by constantly showing their image and reiterating their names.

Report the facts but have the courage to keep the sensationalism out of the news and stop being part of the story.

Teves goes on to say that the actions of the media encourage further shootings and the blood of at least a fre victims are on the media's hands.,

share this story:
Attention Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.
  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.