Will Tragedy change GOP’s tune?


Romulus had a post in March (Oklahoma City Redux) about the risks of the latest Republican strategy stoking up the wingnuts in their party. It took less than a month since that post for us to see the first example of what comes of this approach. The murder of three police officers in Pittsburgh (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09094/960660-100.stm) was a terrible tragedy. Perhaps this disturbed man would have done this anyway but with many Republicans feeding his paranoia and using inflammatory language they certainly must be taken to task for what they’ve done. With the recent column by Charles Blow in the NYT about this very topic maybe the media will confront Republicans with this issue rather than ignoring it (for the most part) as they did in the ’90s. Hopefully aggressive media coverage will prevent further tragedy.


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