Reaping the Whirlwind
By John Cory, Reader Supported News
“For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind …”
– The Book of Hosea
Violence erupted Saturday resulting in the death of a 9-year-old child, a federal judge and at least
four more of our fellow citizens. 20 human beings shot – 6 human beings killed.
These are the wages of hate and paranoia produced by the factory of fear that is modern America.
Keith Olbermann gave a Special Comment on the evening MSNBC broadcast. And a short while
later I found this Howard Kurtz piece: “Don’t Blame Sarah Palin” at the Daily Beast.
Where Olbermann spoke to the impact of violent rhetoric, Howard Kurtz chose to whitewash the
use of unfortunate rhetoric spewed by Palin and O’Reilly and Beck and Limbaugh. According to Kurtz, liberals were not respectful of Saturday’s dead and wounded because they rushed to assign blame. “I find it all depressing beyond belief,” he wrote.