Posted by: tommybrennan | January 19, 2011


I am not sure if anyone has mentioned this in the present crosshair debate, but I remember that CNN had a program called Crossfire back in 1982 – 2005.  The logo for the program featured crosshairs.   I find it stunningly inconsistent for John King to trip over himself apologizing and chastising a guest for mentioning crosshairs when CNN habitually encouraged the political combat motif for 23 years.    How many deaths is CNN responsible for?  Probably about as many as Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and the Tea Party.   That number is zero.   Loughner is clearly a severely mentally ill person.   He was not pushed over the edge by intense political discourse.  Our founding fathers not only engaged in very intense rhetoric, many of them suffered the loss of their goods, and some of them lost their lives.    I think a passionate regard for liberty is a good thing.   Killing innocent people due to mental illness is not a good thing.


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