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Fri Nov 9, 2018, 02:13 PM

Carlson and his colleagues need to understand something

And this goes for every political commentator on TV: they are accountable for what they say.

Yes that demonstration outside his home was wrong. Dead wrong. Americans -- all Americans -- are supposed to be better than this. And yes he was exercising his right of free speech, which he is entitled to do. But being on TV and making a fortune commenting on whatever they want does not give anyone a free hall pass. And especially in this day and age, with the pervasive anger, and demonstrations all over, it's stupid to think you won't get some people so angry that they will do something like this.

I remember when commentators were scarce. We had reporters and anchors, and the occasional analysis. But ever since the networks discovered this new formula of using commentators to deliver an audience to an advertiser, they have multiplied like rabbits. And they make a fortune doing so. But what they seem to fail to realize is that sometimes what they say will get people pissed off at them, and that some people will get pissed off enough to do something about it. They are accountable for what they say, just like the rest of us.

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