We begin today with a sad story, which leads us to a discussion related to the Arizona shootings, namely, what to do about people with mental illnesses that could lead them to violence. That leads on to a discussion of violent imagery and rhetoric. While we agree that extreme rhetoric is bad, we disagree about Alan Grayson’s rhetoric.
This leads to an interesting discussion that Arthur kicks off by asking, where’s the line? How far CAN you go in your rhetoric? When does criticism go too far? Jason offers one sort of limit. That leads eventually to a discussion of centrism and gun control. Whew, this is wide-ranging episode!
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Links for this episode:
Sad Sighting – the first post from his blog that Jason mentioned
Daily Kos Weekly State of the Nation Poll (Jan 14, 2011 – Jan 16, 2011)
The Flap about the Map – the other post from his blog that Jason mentioned
False equivalence – the post from Arthur’s blog that he mentioned
The Tim Corrimal Show
Arthur’s blog, podcasts and videos can be accessed here.
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