It's a testament to how deeply our nation has been impacted by the mass shooting in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado that even Fox News has (mostly) suspended their partisanship. Here's an open thread where we can all share news, thoughts and emotions about this awful event.
We heard Handout Hannocchio and a few conservative mouthpieces talk about the Colorado tragedy. No surprises that these fools use this tragedy for cheap political points against President Obama.
Handout Hannocchio’s concerns are his image, ratings, and income. There’s money to be made off of tragedies, like the Zimmerman/Martin shooting.
And at the same time, it’s unfortunately typical that someone like Sean Hannity would try to find a way to score cheap political points.
It’s very likely that he could have just chosen a guarenteed high turnout premiere for body count, impact, whatever… but both sides are guilty of politicizing the hell out of this film building it up, so the idea that it could be political isn’t far fetched. I mean, fights over politics in The Hunger Games got heated, and some violence broke out… and THG wasn’t even a good movie, truth be told. Certainly not good enough to care about past buying it on DVD if you did like it.
Ok, time for my check-up. Make what you can out of that rant, there is a point in there, one I will try to come back on tonight.
I do remember a year and a half ago Shepard Smith doing some very good reporting on the Giffords shooting.