Not much to add to that at the moment. But the Pima County Sheriff is right — we need to take a deep breath and scale down the vitriol because words can have consequences. And by “we” I mean the jackasses who indulge in eliminationist rhetoric for fun and profit. Whether the shooter was directly influenced by the rightwing crap — like the guy the CHP stopped on his way to massacre people at the Tides Foundation because of what he “learned” listening to Glenn Beck — or if he’s just a crazy person who soaked it all in … it really has to stop.
One of the dead was a nine year old girl. I really can’t get past that.
Links later, or Use The Google, but the Sheriff’s press conference was an extraordinary, maybe historic, moment … and Olbermann’s special comment tonight sums it all up about as well as you can.