‘Violence begins with words’: CBS news anchor blames baseball field attack on ‘violent rhetoric’
“In the Twitter world, we’ve come to believe that our first thought, is our best thought. It’s past time for all of us — presidents, politicians, reporters, citizens, all of us — to pause, to think again,” he said.
He wondered if the incident was predictable or self-inflicted for this reason.
“Too many leaders and political commentators who set an example for us to follow have led us into an abyss of violent rhetoric that has, it should be no surprise, has led us to violence,” Pelley noted.
Watch his full commentary below: