Daily Archives: January 19, 2011

Let’s Put Political Correctness in the Crosshairs

In the wake of the Tuscon shooting, we were told to watch our language, despite the fact that heated rhetoric had nothing to do with the massacre.  CNN’s John King has taken this political correctness too far, apologizing after a guest used the word “crosshairs” to describe the Chicago mayoral race.

Here’s the video:  http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/01/18/cnn_apologizes_for_guest_using_term_crosshairs.html

Here’s the quote:

“Before we go to break, I want to make a quick point. We were having a discussion about the Chicago mayoral race. My friend Andy Shaw used the term ‘in the crosshairs’ in talking about the candidates. We’re trying, we’re trying to get away from that language. Andy is a good friend, he’s covered politics for a long time, but we’re trying to get away from that kind of language.”

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