Are you sitting down? You may need to before you read this article sent to us by Greg. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow criticized the media for being lazy after the Fort Hood shooting for concluding that Ivan Lopez’ tour of Iraq was the reason that he killed three others before turning the gun on himself;
“If we think of every other mass shooting in America as somehow particular to the circumstances of that shooting but this one as explained away as ‘Oh he was an Iraq vet’… not only does that not help us understand what happened here, it is an offense against every other veteran who right now is getting that stigma shoveled onto them by a lazy civilian world and a lazy civilian media who find this dangerous veteran stereotype to be an easier thing to point to than America has a bad mass shooting problem.”
I’m no fan of this Maddow fella, but at least he got this one right, although, I’m thinking that he is gong to turn it around on us and blame the lack of new gun laws. You can watch the video at the link to Huffington Post above.