I love the DP: somebody always says what needs to be said.
That said, I can't believe this is what we're talking about.
I've already concluded that you can't trust journalists, no matter when they wrote: you've only to look at historians to see that it's always been a less than trustworthy profession.
Either do the research yourself (which, unless you plan to go to Sandy Hook, you might as well go to your own city hall, instead), or focus on greater truths and not specific details, such as "power corrupts," and let it go at that.
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