Quantcast
Connect with us

Tom Brokaw rails against ‘shameful’ US gun culture after newsroom shooting

Published

on

NBC News broadcaster Tom Brokaw on Friday lit into Americans’ obsession with using firearms as tools of violent revenge — and he said that something needed to be done to curb mass shootings in schools and workplaces.

Reacting on Twitter to Thursday’s horrific mass shooting at the Annapolis Capital Gazette newspaper that left five people dead, Brokaw both mourned the lives lost and issued a call to action.

ADVERTISEMENT

“The newsroom shooting, like all others this year makes me physically ill,” Brokaw began. “Our dear friend, Carl Hiaasen, lost his brother.”

He then turned to gun culture in America and said that the way Americans look at their right to bear arms desperately needs to change.

“It’s a shameful commentary,” he wrote. “‘Got a problem? Get a gun.’ Guns aren’t going away but their homicidal use requires a new crusade.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Police on Thursday identified Jarrod Ramos as the man who walked into the Capital Gazette newsroom and opened fire on the paper’s employees. Five people have died as a result of the shooting, while seven more suffered from injuries.

ADVERTISEMENT

Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

New testimony adds 2 stunning — and previously unknown — details about the Ukraine extortion

Published

on

New testimony released Monday from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Ukraine scandal included at least two new stunning details about the quid pro quo scheme at the heart of the matter.

Overall, the transcripts for depositions of Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson, who were advisers to U.S. envoy Kurt Volker, built on the story of that we already know: that President Donald Trump pushed a shadow foreign policy to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political opponents, a scheme that involved using his office and military aid as leverage over the country in opposition to the official policy.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump blasted for his ‘Endorsement of Doom’ after Sean Spicer loses on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Published

on

Team Trump had gone all in urging supporters to vote for former White House press secretary Sean Spicer on the game show "Dancing with the Stars."

Votes had been urged by RNC officials and Trump himself had urged his 66 million Twitter followers to vote for Spicer.

Despite the full heft of the Trump campaign, Spicer lost on Monday's show.

Trump deleted his failed tweet urging votes for Spicer -- and instead said it was a "great try" by his former advisor.

Looks like this endorsement was as successful as your last one!

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

‘He’s misunderstood’: Nikki Haley tells Fox News how Trump is actually a really good listener

Published

on

Former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley defended President Donald Trump during a Monday appearance with Fox News personality Sean Hannity.

Hannity asked the former South Carolina governor if Trump was "misunderstood."

"I do think he’s misunderstood," Haley replied.

"I can tell you, from the first day to the last day that I worked for the president, he always listened, he was always conscious of hearing other voices, allowing people to debate out the issues, and then he made his decision," Haley claimed.

She argued that, "I saw a president that was very thoughtful, looked at all of the issues, made decisions, and it was a pleasure and honor to work with him."

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1 and go ad-free.
close-image