Editor’s Note: For more examples of politicians and the media politicizing the Planned Parenthood shooting, go here.
KEILAR: “I do want to ask you a final question here. Planned Parenthood, almost immediately, even before we exactly knew the facts or anything about the motivation here. We now know that the shooter referenced ‘baby parts’ when he was arrested. Planned Parenthood is calling this domestic terrorism. Do you agree with that assessment?”
HICKENLOOPER: “Certainly it’s a form of terrorism, and maybe in some way it’s a function of the inflammatory rhetoric we see on all — so many issues now, there are bloggers and talk shows where they really focus on trying to get people to that point of boiling over. Just intense anger. Maybe it’s time to look at how do we tone down that rhetoric. No one is going to try to reduce free speech in that country but that rhetoric — if people are in some way emotionally unstable or psychologically unbalanced, that intensity of rhetoric sometimes seems to pull a trigger in their brain that they lose contact with what reality is."
KEILAR: “Are you calling – just to sort of see what you’re saying here more clearly, are you calling for changes in blogging and in video games?”
HICKENLOOPER: “No, I’m not in no way trying to limit free speech. I think that – our community, right? – the the United States of America ought to begin a discussion. How do you begin to tone back the inflammatory rhetoric
It looks like the left is in full swing to try to blame republicans and those not on the democrat plantation. We have someone not identifed claiming that Dear said baby parts without verification.
The facts as known now is Dear was a troubled man with no politiocal leanings and was non religious to botrt but yet stories are circulating that he was a rightwing nut before any more facts come out.
Earlier today I listened to some report talking about what happened and there was no mention as to his motives but the sensationalizing of the events and victims.
I expect we will see the usual end come of a person who is mentally unbalanced and will be held up later as a rightwinger just as previous shooters which were found to be either leftists or just nuts.