View Poll Results: Do you think political pundits cause violence?

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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    Other people aren't responsible for your actions.

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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    Other people aren't responsible for your actions.

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    But people's actions can be influenced by others.


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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    But people's actions can be influenced by others.
    Influence =/= responsiblity.
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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    If some douche with a big mouth can cause you to commit acts of violence you have some serious insecurity issues.
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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    Influence =/= responsiblity.
    Okay I agree ... thanks.

    But my argument still stands.


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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Okay I agree ... thanks.

    But my argument still stands.
    OK how did pundits influence people to commit violence?

    If you're thinking of Tiller, I've heard O'Reily call him a killer, but O'Reilly never advocated killing him. If a man was willing to walk into a church and shoot the abortionist, I think that his opinions were strong enough to not need O'Reily's influence
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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    OK how did pundits influence people to commit violence?

    If you're thinking of Tiller, I've heard O'Reily call him a killer, but O'Reilly never advocated killing him. If a man was willing to walk into a church and shoot the abortionist, I think that his opinions were strong enough to not need O'Reily's influence
    I never said that pundits influence people to commit violence.

    All I said was that despite the fact that people are responsible for their own actions (which I agree with) people can still be influenced. That does not make the influencer responsible though.


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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Who else would you add to that list who needs to have a disclaimer before their show?
    The question answers itself, don't you think?
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