Fredric Dicker, The New York Post’s New York state editor since 1982, might want to be a little more careful with his words. The New York Daily News reports that during his WGDJ talk show, Dicker described the Sandy Hook shootings as a “little convenient massacre.” Not only is that not smart, it’s a bit of an oxymoron, right? Massacres aren’t little, and they’re definitely not convenient.
Dicker’s odd comment came while he was addressing Governor Andrew Cuomo’s gun-control legislation. Dicker, a gun enthusiast to the point that he was ammunition in his office, said, “That was his anti-gun legislation, which he had promised not to do, but then he had a little convenient massacre that went on in Newtown, Connecticut, and all of a sudden there was an opportunity for him.”
The New Yorkers Against Gun Violence caught wind of Dicker’s words, and are demanding that he apologizes to the families of the Sandy Hook victims.
Dicker said his comments were taken out of context: