As politicians responded to America's latest mass-shooting in San Bernadino, California, with an outpouring of cliches, a tabloid newspaper has been applauded for "nailing" the sentiment of a nation never out of mourning.
A shooting on Wednesday at a county employee holiday party at the Inland Regional Centre - reportedly by a couple - left 14 dead and 17 wounded. The couple, named Syed Farook and Tashfeen Melik, later died in a fire fight with police. The incident is said to have been the 335th mass shooting in the US this year.
Officers secure the scene of the shooting at the Inland Regional Centre in San Bernadino, California, where 14 people were killed
The New York Daily News' front page headline on Thursday read "God isn't fixing this," which referred to the many lawmakers who have offered prayers for the victims but failed to act to end gun violence.
The cover highlighted tweets from several GOP presidential candidates, many of whom immediately offered thoughts and prayers after the massacre, as well as after previous instances of gun violence, but continually refuse to support gun-control legislation that could prevent future mass shootings. They included Ted Cruz and Doctor Rand Paul.
Some found it offensive, but they were soon ridiculed.
While another Twitter user said, it was all a matter of perception.
The shootings sparked the usual condemnation, and calls for a clamp down on gun controls.
The New York Daily News is not afraid to call attention to gun violence in provocative ways. In August, the paper published graphic images of the shooting of two Virginia journalists, a decision that many readers condemned.