Ugh! This is awful, but not entirely unexpected!
It's no surprise that the loudest voice on conservative radio is looking to blame liberal Hollywood movies for the world's problems, but we just don't think it's cool to politicize such a horrific tragedy!
Earlier this week Rush Limbaugh went on yet another rant and this time the subject of his vitriol are those he feels might be responsible for the tragic UCSB killing spree carried out by Elliot Rodger.
Did he blame the gun lobby? Did he blame ineffective mental health service?
Of course not, he pointed the finger as far left as possible — at Hollywood.
The radio host strongly implied that Elliot's violent behavior was inspired, at least in part, by The Hunger Games franchise and his dad's participation in the films.
"But the kid's father was an assistant director/secondary unit director of The Hunger Games… Have you seen any of the Hunger Game movies? Do you know what they're about?… This is crucial! This is what this guy's dad did. It's teenagers killing other teenagers."
Ugh. Come on, man.
The nation is still mourning; this hardly seems like a time to advance your reactionary agenda.
Instead of trying to point fingers haphazardly, maybe our efforts are best spent caring for the victims and their affected survivors while investigators work hard to determine what exactly happened and why.
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