January 16, 2011

Keith Olbermann on the Giffords shooting

Keith Olbermann addresses the Giffords shooting with a plea to end the hateful and violent rhetoric:



Comment:  Obama should've said something like this in his speech at the Tucson memorial. Apologize for any mistakes he made, pledge to eschew violence-oriented rhetoric, and challenge everyone else to do the same.

For more on the subject, see Political Vitriol in the Giffords Shooting and A History of Conservative Hate Speech.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I believe Obama did address this, calling for greater unity and less dissension. I also think this kind of violent, negative rhetoric is more characteristic of people like Sarah Palin.