The New Political Correctness Gone Amok: CNN Apologizes for Using The Term “Crosshairs”

January 19, 2011

In the wake of the media’s hysteria about the imaginary and now completely discredited connection between political speech using war analogies and the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, CNN has provided a great example of the nuttiness that has gripped much of the media and the Left.

Watch CNN’s John King’s bizarre apology

CNN’s John King: “Before we go to break, I want to make a quick point. We were having a discussion about the Chicago mayoral race. My friend Andy Shaw used the term ‘in the crosshairs’ in talking about the candidates. We’re trying, we’re trying to get away from that language. Andy is a good friend, he’s covered politics for a long time, but we’re trying to get away from that kind of language.”

America’s Left seems to think that they have found a magic bullet (oops!) to shoot down (gulp) rational and passionate arguments by conservatives in the defense (is “defense” allowed?) of freedom. They even target (another scary term!) their own to impose this new standard of political correctness. We will put them in our crosshairs (Help! I can’t stop myself.) and point out their attempts to suppress free speech.

After this little orgy of war terminology do I need to expect the Gestapo of political correctness to knock down my door?

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