The latest lame attempt to assign blame on the VT shootings from that paragon of virtue, Newt Gingrich:
GINGRICH: Yes, I think the fact is, if you look at the amount of violence we have in games that young people play at 7, 8, 10, 12, 15 years of age, if you look at the dehumanization, if you look at the fact that we refuse to say that we are, in fact, endowed by our creator, that our rights come from God, that if you kill somebody, you’re committing an act of evil.
STEPHANOPOULOS: But what does that have to do with liberalism?
GINGRICH: Well, who has created a situation ethics, essentially, zone of not being willing to talk about any of these things. Let me carry another example. I strongly supported Imus being dismissed, but I also think the very thing he was dismissed for, which is the use of language which is stunningly degrading of women — the fact, for example, that one of the Halloween costumes this last year was being able to be either a prostitute or a pimp at 10, 11, 12 years of age, buying a costume, and we don’t have any discussion about what’s happened to our culture because while we’re restricting political free speech under McCain-Feingold, we say it’s impossible to restrict vulgar and vicious and anti-human speech.
What an idiot. Does anyone actually know any liberals who is not willing to call mass murder wrong? I don’t know of any. This isn’t just a straw man, it’s a baldfaced lie. And does Gingrich not realize that over the last 15 years, as violent video games have become the norm, violent crime by teenagers has actually gone down almost every year? Of course, we also have the absurdity of Newt Gingrich lecturing anyone on moral virtue. I suppose next he’s going to blame liberalism for the culture of permissiveness that led him to dump his dying wife while she lay in the hospital and cheat on his next wife as well.