This video proves several things.
First of all, it proves that Soledad O’Brien is – gosh, I don’t want to call her stupid – let’s just say that she may have been deprived at birth of several IQ points she might have found useful. She doesn’t seem to even be processing any of the points made by her guest, John Lott, a leading pro-gun rights expert. She doesn’t have to agree, but one would expect a CNN anchor to at least be able to grasp reasoned arguments.
Secondly, CNN, starting with Anderson Cooper and extending to other champion emoters like Don Lemon, Soledad and probably others – I don’t watch it that often – has abandoned any pretense of conducting serious journalism in favor the much more entertaining news strategy of having reporters brim with feelings, generally of the politically liberal sort.
Notice how upset poor Soledad seems to be. Standing out in the cold, she literally appears to be breathing fire through her nostrils.
And finally, if even CNN is going this route on guns, then there will be no rational debate about gun control. The debate will be about whether you love children, or not. And guess which side of the gun debate will be classified under “not”?
H/T to Patrick Brennan at National Review Online.