Buzz Bissinger gets the Tucson Massacre right
As someone who has met and honestly likes Gabrielle Giffords, knows she is a moderate, knows she took shit from both TPs (“Tea Party” and “True Progressives”) I keep watching this bizarre, obsessive “tug-of-war” coverage of her shooting and sit with my mouth gaping.
There is someone who has been twittering on this that has been taking hits for his failure to perform to ideological expectations yet captures the exasperation I and others feel.
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Buzz Bissinger.
He is taking shit today for saying things like:
# The political tragedy—in toning down the rhetoric, all they are doing is heating up and widening the division. about 5 hours ago via web
# Somebody made great point. Should Beatles’ Helter Skleter be held responsible for Charles Manson murders? about 5 hours ago via web
# Sunday talk shows bullshit. Every media outlet salivating. They like this stuff, love it, what they, we, live for. W/O knowing anything. about 5 hours ago via web
# But everything has to be sized up and put in a bow in 24 hours now. Bullshit unnamed sources. Posturing for position. Nonsense legistlation. about 5 hours ago via web
# Do I know why this guy did what he did? Does anybody know? Of course not. He was a schizophrenic sick wack job. Like Travis Bickle. about 5 hours ago via web
# It is almost like nobody died (certainly the three we never hear about). Already it’s the blame game. Palin to blame. Dems capitalizing. about 6 hours ago via web
# But every media outlet, ever politician, dripping with blood trying to figure out how to capitalize. High ground my ass. Just more BS. about 6 hours ago via web
# What is there to say about Saturday? Less than 48 hours, more than a million blogs and Tweets and stories. We don’t know a fucking thing. about 6 hours ago via web