So President Obama asked the nation for a more civil level of discourse, and tonight on MSNBC, Chris Matthews and Lawrence O'Donnell are busy discussing the "most controversial thing" Sarah Palin said in her Facebook video earlier.
The two "progressive" "journalists" are also still obsessed with why Palin used a map with "targets" on it to display what districts she believed were most important to go after during the 2010 midterm election, and why she seems to enjoy talking about guns. According to O'Donnell, Palin "entered the story immediately after the shooting because of her placement of a target on a map" which included Gabrielle Gifford's Congressional seat. Apparently Palin has incredible abilities to forecast events in the future, because I don't think any of the rest of us knew this shooting was going to take place. I guess Mrs. Palin must have incredible powers over Jared Loughner, even though he is reported to have no interest in politics.
Not once on MSNBC has it been mentioned that President Obama discussed that "If they bring a knife to a fight, we bring a gun" and that Republicans are "The enemy."
And they are absolutely reeling over the fact that the new Speaker of The House John Boehner did not attend tonight's events in Tucson. Apparently political points still matter at MSNBC, regardless of President Obama's suggestion that we look past partisan differences, and that if we are to have a discussion about the reasons for this tragedy we make that discussion worthy of the lives lost and affected by the senselessness.
Good thing they got the message on the left side of the partisan media divide.
Meanwhile on Fox News Channel, Greta Van Susteren is discussing the remarkable character of Gabrielle Giffords, who has in the past been a frequent guest on Greta's show.
And in the immediate aftermath of the event, Bret Baier and his panel of guests spent time discussing what a wonderful tone was set by President Obama and the entirety of tonight's events.
They remarked about how well The President handled the unorthodox environment in which the event took place, and how he truly did speak to the goodness of Americans as he asked that we find a way to raise the level of discourse.
Clearly it is true that Fox News Channel is evil, dangerous, and a branch of the Republican Party.