This week on CounterSpin: What do we know about alleged Tucson killer Jared Lee Loughner’s world view, which has been described as rambling, incoherent and non political in various news media reports? And what of the right-wing backlash attacking anyone who even suggests that vitriolic right-wing rhetoric has gotten out of hand? We’ll talk with right watcher Chip Berlet of the Political Research Associates.
Also on CounterSpin today: The national debate in the aftermath of the Tucscon shootings is touching on violent rhetoric and mental health services, but some media are sending the message that gun policy isn’t likely to be a front-burner issue. Yes, the gun lobby is powerful; but we’re also being told that the public doesn’t support any additional steps to curb gun sales. But is this true? Ladd Everitt from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence will join us to talk about it.
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