We Need to Stop the Hate – But Will the Media Let Us?

Shortly after I heard about the shootings in Alexandria this morning, I took to Facebook and posted the following:

Dear Friends,
Today there will be a lot of hot takes on the shooting at the GOP baseball practice outside of Washington, DC today. Most of it will be crap, designed to put the left and the right at each others’ throats and perpetuate the conditions that most likely led the shooter to do what he did today. My humble request to you is to simply refuse to be a part of it. Whatever your politics, it’s obvious that we all need to tone down the personal rancor and engage each other on the issues. It is possible to do that in a respectful manner that doesn’t inflame the passions of nutjobs like the guy who shot at congressmen today.