This shooting was an attack not just on the newspaper, but on the state of Maryland, and the freedoms and values American was built upon. Increasingly, the response to factual media people disagree with is to attack and slander it as false. Attacks on the media and journalists are typically less severe than the mass shooting that occurred on Thursday, but these events should shake our core. The news media, journalists, and their quest for truth and facts is integral to America, and any free society. The response to facts and truth that one disagrees with, is not to attack it, discredit it, or as some of our political figures have stated publicly, slander it as "the enemy of the American people. SICK!"