San Bernardino Shooting

Tragedies Can Bring Out the Worst in Reporters and Politicians

Five ways to respond better.


Tragic news events have a "way of bringing out the worst in reporters and politicians," former Reason TV Producer Ted Balaker wrote in 2011, leading to "misconceptions" and lousy policies that "stick around long after the healing has begun."

Click above to watch Balaker's 2011 video, "5 Rules for Coping with Tragedy," which has become increasingly relevant over the years.