Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Sheriff Dupnik Blames Violent Politics for Shooting; The Right Says, "Who is This Chump and How Can We Discredit Him?"
Sheriff Dupnik, who is overseeing the investigation of Congresswoman Gifford's assassination attempt, stated in a press conference that he believes that this attack was the result of the atmosphere of hatred and bigotry perpetrated by political candidates.
"In a news conference Saturday evening, Dupnik condemned the 'atmosphere of hatred and bigotry' that he said has gripped the nation and suggested that the 22-year-old suspect being held in the shooting was mentally ill and therefore more susceptible to overheated messages in the media.
"'There's reason to believe that this individual may have a mental issue. And I think people who are unbalanced are especially susceptible to vitriol,' he said during his televised remarks. 'People tend to pooh-pooh this business about all the vitriol we hear inflaming the American public by people who make a living off of doing that. That may be free speech, but it's not without consequences.'"
Of course, the wingnuts who would like to make everyone else believe that this is a random incident of "Death by Crazy Person" are trying to discredit his opinion. "What does he really know?" Uh, well, for one, he actually LIVES IN ARIZONA, is INVESTIGATING THE SHOOTING, and deals with the political climate of southern Arizona EVERY DAY.
I love the arrogance of overpaid talking heads. Below is the right wingers doing their best to ignore what the rest of America is clamoring.