One of the requirements of my job as a television critic is to have my television on all the time, whether I’m “watching” or not. So, in total, the unfolding story of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School became my most-watched program of the week, superseding even the Olympics. Naturally, I have something to say about it, which I will attempt to do so below, despite the fact that almost everyone who exercises their right to free speech is lately made to somehow suffer when doing so (see image below). Over the weekend I followed the ongoing messages from Shelly Palmer, who dared to speak his mind about gun violence and came under savage attack. As always the most vile vitriol came courtesy of Twitter, which brings to mind the instantly controversial commentary from actor Michael Ian Black, in which he responded to the epidemic of school shootings by asserting that “boys are broken.” Black’s tweets are worth a read, as are Palmer’s messages.