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← 'Psycho killer'? The Jared Lee Loughner case brings out the usual abuse

Radesq's Avatar Jump to comment 4 by Radesq

Politicians, commentator, and others who issue incitements to violence can fall back on the claim that "only mentally ill people" would take their suggestions seriously, and "no sane person" would commit such acts. This allows them to evade responsibility for their actions; and it is clear that many are well aware of this and exploit attitudes about mental illness to avoid accountability.

AC - There's apparently more than one way to connect this with "Talking Heads"

Wed, 12 Jan 2011 04:43:22 UTC | #576971