Margaret Sullivan showed up at the True Bethel Church so Rev. Pridgen could get even more free media exposure. She listened to the relatives of the City Grill shootings vent their anger towards her and the Buffalo News.
I thought she's handled the whole controversy well. It's one of those debates where both sides make valid points. Printing the criminal pasts of the victims right after their funerals was insensitive to their families. However, the public at large had a right to know the information. Sullivan herself admitted she should not have put the story on the front page with a sensational headline.
I still don't hear anybody talking about the real issues facing urban areas today: the breakdown of the family, the availability of handguns, and a complete disdain for education.