Anything is possible.
I agree that we have become somewhat numbed by tragedy, but I think it's even concerning tragedies that happen in our own backyard. I quit listening to the press for the most part because of it. (Well, that and the probability that they editorialize more than report, rarely doublecheck their info, sensationalizing, and other indications of lousy newswork). An example would be a decade or so ago when that shuttle with 7 people in it blew up shortly after liftoff. A week and a half worth of front page coverage, yet the very same day a charter plane plane with 40 some odd people on it crashed killing all aboard and it only merited a small paragraph back in the 4th page or something. Friggin deplorable.