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.
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.
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