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Civility Watch

Newsbusters has an interesting screen grab from Hardball:

They ask:

For approaching two weeks since the shootings in Tucson, the "Hardball" host and the rest of his colleagues at MSNBC have been pointing fingers at the Right claiming their use of violent rhetoric and imagery are hazardous to the health of members of the government and therefore should be immediately stopped.

Yet here was Matthews presenting an image of a target on the Capitol building, with crosshairs in the foreground, just twelve days after a Congresswoman was shot.

Either Matthews and Company are staggeringly stupid, or it is clear that all this hand-wringing about rhetoric and imagery has nothing to do with preventing violence against elected officials.

Or, of course, both.

"Shut up he explained."

-- Ring Lardner