To lead off Thursday’s show, Buck went directly after the New York Times, which published the fallacious claim that the Gabrielle Giffords shooting in Arizona was linked to some of Sarah Palin’s political literature.
The Times, though since retracting the statement, still wildly overstated the politics of gun control at a bogus time, according to Buck. And, as we know, the retraction never carries weight, compared to the original claim.
“Do they not think about the families, the people affected by this shooting, who will suffer psychologically from what took place for years to come?” Buck asked. “This was an avoidable mistake by the Times…meaning it was probably intentional.”
Buck argued he believes the reaction to the shooting shows the Left holds Trump and his supporters in “sub-human” regard.
“Tribalism has rotted out the basic decency of the brains of the Left,” said Buck. “It’s been numbed away somehow.”
“What I’ve seen since yesterday is that we can’t say to ourselves that moderate discourse will return, because the Left is a real problem,” Buck continued. “They are dehumanizing the Republican Party, Donald Trump — they are seeing themselves as guardians of a better future. They see it as necessary to take action because of how terrible it would be for Trump’s agenda to come to fruition. There’s no common ground to be had — it’s zero sum.”
Buck discussed how he didn’t want to overstate the politics of the event on yesterday’s show, but that the Times’ editorial motivated him to call out the madness.
“That shooter is responsible. But there are far too many people who are feeding the radical sentiments he decided to act upon,” said Buck.
“We should call out the disregard on the Left of humanity, of reality. These Left outlets view Republicans as sub-humans, as monsters. That has consequences, everybody. Ideology has consequences. Thoughts have implications, and lead to actions, and the Democratic Party needs to be held accountable for theirs.”
For laughs, Buck then played some clips from The View of the ladies attempting a discussion on gun control and their fears of open carry laws.
“That was Joy Behar, who winds up not knowing anything about anything,” joked Buck. “That’s a brand, apparently.”
“We’re still praying for Steve Scalise, by the way,” Buck added. “His condition is still critical — he’s been through three surgeries today.”