Here’s some red meat to get you through this Friday afternoon. Mary Katherine Ham appeared on America’s Newsroom to debate liberal Juan Williams. Juan, like so many liberals do, used a condescending straw man argument to make his point, and Ham laid down the hammer!
here’s the video:
Read what MKH had to say about the contentious debate after the jump.
from Hot Air:
Juan and I are friends, and as I say at the end of the clip, we will make it up later. But please notice that I do not impugn Juan’s motives. I would have appreciated the same consideration. I have no doubt that he cares deeply about those affected by gun violence, but I think he puts far too much emphasis on the emotional catharsis of passing a law to “fix” a problem, which then doesn’t fix the problem. If one supports a remedy, such as the Assault Weapons Ban, which has already demonstrably failed to prevent mass shootings on a national level (Columbine) and a state level (Newtown), and yet wants to implement that failed policy again, isn’t that effectively just as bad as not caring about the problem? If one supports stricter gun laws, which have demonstrably failed in places like Chicago and Washington, D.C., while ignoring the deeper social problems that cause gang-related shootings and Newtown-like single shooters, isn’t that effectively just as bad as not giving a damn? Ignoring these failures and repeating failed policies arguably goes beyond indifference into a form of criminal negligence, no matter how well-meaning.
It’s strange to me that Juan Williams hasn’t yet seen the light. The nasty tactics that he uses here are exactly the same kind of liberal garbage that his former bosses at NPR used to fire him.