I've asked the same questions myself. In fact I go further. The shared responsibility for this kind of incident does not stop with the prominent right-wing celebrities.
ABC News reports:
The gunman who charged into one of the Pentagon’s main entrances and opened fire has died from gunshot wounds to the head and authorities are looking into his recent rants against the government as a potential motive.
The attack seems to be another suicide mission aimed at the government. While police have said they are not certain of a motive, they are investigating Internet postings in which Bedell wrote and recorded audio expressing his anger towards the government.
Here’s what I’m wondering about this morning as I read this: do those who foment this type of anger- Limbaugh, Hannity and Beck- have any pangs of guilt today? Do they suspect that it may have been their rhetoric, their fear-mongering that pushed this man over the edge?
Had I been a key agitator in this hate campaign, I would be sleepless and terribly distraught thinking that what I had said led a man to suicide.
What's your opinion? Are these incidents still an aberration? Are they anecdotal? Or do they reflect an increasingly visible sector of America?
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.