'Rewarding the unbalanced'
Here's a thoughtful piece
on the Tucson shooting from an unexpected source. ...
It's kind of shocking how fast the ideological finger-pointing started following the shooting. I thought society had reached a kind of consensus about how to react when a mass-shooting like this occurs, i.e. assume it's by a nut case until further notice. Early reports that Jared Loughner liked both Mein Kampf and the Communist Manifesto should have been a glaring tip off that we were dealing with someone off the political charts. But it wasn't enough for some. ... Loughner's parents are blaming themselves.Update
– Outraged Liberal
Albert Einstein once said insanity was doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result. By that definition, our media culture has gone over the edge.
Here we are around 72 hours after Jared Loughner allegedly shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 19 other people and the political rhetoric continues to rise in a flurry of finger-pointing that finds conservatives in a mostly defensive crouch (save the truly incorrigible flame thrower Newt Gingrich).
Can't we wait for some facts before making our minds up? Apparently not in our 24-7 cable society where shouting passes for "news" and ratings depends on who shouts the loudest.