Shooting rampage on GOP baseball team quickly gets politicized by the news media

FBI investigators work the scene of a shooting near at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, June 14, 2017, where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., and others were shot during a congressional baseball practice. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Wall-to-wall news coverage quickly followed the shooting attack on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday. Early reports were fragmented; eyewitness accounts at a premium. Coverage expanded to cover the human-interest angle that included praise for the U.S. Capitol Police and first responders on duty that morning, plus noble calls for…