The Tragedy in Tucson: What Do You Think?
Posted by The Situationist Staff on January 10, 2011
The unfolding news and debates about causes and consequences of yesterday’s tragic violence are raising many of the issues and themes common to this blog. We hoped our readers would weigh in and share their thoughts and reactions to the events themselves and media discourse that has followed: Bad Apple? Disposition? Context? Situation? Spiraling conflict? Naive cynicism?
Below you’ll find some excerpts from today’s Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh programs. What do you think? Please comment.
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For a sample of related Situationist posts, see
- “The Situation of Presidential Death Threats,”
- “Motivated Skepticism,”
- “Interview with Professor Eric Knowles,”
- “Naive Cynicism,”
- “Deindividuation and Seung Hui Cho,”
- “The Situation of Talk Radio,”
- “Internet Disinhibition,”
- “Reporting Social Facts vs. Pining for Jim Crow: No Comparison Between Reid and Lott,”
- “Holier Than Thou,”
- “The Situation of Polarization,”
- “The Situation of Political and Religious Beliefs?,”
- “Jim Sidanius ‘Terror, Intergroup Violence, and the Law’,”
- “Biased? I know you are but what am I?,”
- “The Situation of Biased Perceptions,” and
- “I’m Objective, You’re Biased.”