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Today's revelation by Zach Osler on Good Morning America revealed a lot of Chicken Littles in the media, journalists, political pundits and in the various levels of government including the Sheriff of Pima County. The alleged shooter, Jared Loughner, who killed 6 and wounded 14 others did not watch TV or listen to talk radio according to Mr.Osler.
This is contrary to all those who accused specific media people such as Rush Limbaugh to Sarah Palin to the Tea Party of hate speech as well as any American who questioned the continued expansion of government while reducing the freedoms guaranteed under We the People. Some from the U.S. Congress from the East Coast to the West Coast called for restricting the First Amendment of freedom of speech.
Now it is time for those who challenged this assumption that Jared Loughner was incited to commit this act of violence because of all the "hate speech" and similar rhetoric to apologize to those they maligned from talk radio to public individuals and We the People with their erroneous, disrespectful and frankly hurtful opinions. America does not need any more Chicken Littles who yell the "sky is falling, the sky is falling," but citizens who demonstrate critical thinking skills by waiting for the real facts to come in.
P.S. I am not holding my breath waiting for any of these apologies because what will happen is those who started all of this false rumors will turn on Mr. Osler because the truth does not fit their paradigm.
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