Even as my heart broke for this man, I felt hope that maybe the story would help break the shameful media silence about the killings in Gaza. After all, he is teaching at Virginia Tech. He works with NASA. And his son was killed by an Israeli bomb.
I was disappointed. The U.S. media keeps silent, our news channels don’t show the bombs, the burning, or the dead. We get an occasional blurb about the possibility of a truce, with a cutaway to officials in suits sitting around tables, looking important. Meanwhile, Gaza burns.