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Chicken-Fried News: Fact and fiction

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(Madeline Hancock)
  • Madeline Hancock

The talking heads over on one of our country’s most conservative news networks recently espoused more ham-fisted logic, using an Oklahoma tragedy as their focal point. One Fox “news” analyst recently suggested that more guns would deter crimes like the horrible workplace violence that happened at Vaughan Foods Inc. in Moore.

Maybe the dude was pulling a Ron Burgundy (Anchorman) and just read blindly from his prompter. That happens sometimes. Not often, but it’s possible.

The woman who died was a worker, a mother and a wife. She was killed senselessly and horribly. Why would anyone use her death as a pulpit to blame President Barack Obama’s administration (and his imaginary crusades against the Constitution) for all of society’s problems? Perhaps we should discuss the benefits of treating mental health and ways to better protect our citizens before things turn violent.

Sometimes, we need to remind ourselves that we, as a state, can act in our own best interests and not listen so much to outside … “analysts.”

He might as well have just said, “I’m very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.”

Thank you, Mr. Burgundy.

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