Last week, newsman Scott Pelley ended his next-to-the-last day as the CBS “Evening News” anchor with a new low in his analysis of the targeted shooting of Republican lawmakers in Alexandria, Virginia.
He wondered if the gunshot injuries sustained by Rep. Steve Scalise and four others were “foreseeable, predictable and, to some degree, self-inflicted.”
CBS News: Was The Steve Scalise Shooting ‘To Some Degree Self-Inflicted’? https://t.co/fkV6SZ34wa
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) June 19, 2017
“Self-inflicted”? It’s forgivable — and even OK at times — to ask stupid questions. But it’s clear from his subsequent commentary that his answer was even dumber — it was “yes,” and it could all be traced to political rhetoric — primarily from the right.
Were people upset? No, they were incensed.
— Sandy (@s_j67) June 19, 2017
@CBSNews Communicating Bull Sh!+.
— Jerry Hughes (@Tattoy) June 19, 2017
Walter Cronkite must be rolling in his grave. Integrity replaced with shame.
— Jake (@JAKEinTV) June 19, 2017
Sure! Let’s hear it for the advanced forms of sophomoric bullshit. pic.twitter.com/1fQ4wDBi4X
— Ivan Soto (@Ivan_Soto) June 19, 2017
CBS – Fighting MSNBC/CNN for ‘Master Of Fake News’ title.
— James (@james51213) June 19, 2017
This idiocy is the rape debate all over again. Girls supposedly bring it on themselves, now Congressmen did the same?? #PelleysFailedLogic
— PolitiGeek (@DrPolitiGeek) June 19, 2017
And how about Democratic victims of violence? Were their wounds “to some degree self-inflicted” also? Of course not.
Was Gabby Giffords? No to both.
— Mark Simonelli (@marksimonelli) June 19, 2017
If a Democrat is shot, the shooter’s politics are the problem.
If a Republican is shot, the victim’s politics are the problem.
— Mo Mo (@molratty) June 18, 2017
Here’s Pelley’s full commentary.
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