Why Wait If You Can Politicize?

As news broke on Wednesday of a horrifying mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, the cable news stations dropped their usual programming and began non-stop coverage of the tragic incident in which 14 persons were killed. The networks didn’t know much or really anything about what had happened but, as is their practice, they continued to tell us what they didn’t know for hours at a time. But as boring and pointless as much of their coverage of this tragedy was actually much to be preferred to some of the reactions from the political and chattering classes. Without waiting for the smoke to clear or for even basic details about the shooters and the victims, let alone the motives, to be revealed, President Obama issued his now rote call for more gun control.

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Why Wait If You Can Politicize?

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