Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Quote of the Day (January 19, 2011)

CNN is aligning itself with those who blame "rhetoric" for the killings
Byron York at the Washington Examiner:
"CNN's John King is attracting a lot of notice -- and some ridicule -- in the blogosphere for his on-air apology after a guest used the word 'crosshairs' during a report on Chicago politics Tuesday... Now, King says, CNN is 'trying to get away' from such terms, suggesting that in the wake of the Tucson shootings, such language should no longer be part of the public conversation. But if Palin is to blame for using crosshairs in her much-discussed map, then CNN, by its own use of the allegedly inflammatory term 'crosshairs,' might also share some blame for creating the atmosphere that led to the violence in Arizona. A look at transcripts of CNN programs in the month leading up to the shootings shows that the network was filled with references to 'crosshairs' -- and once even used the term to suggest the targeting of Palin herself."
- JP

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