Also blasts the right for not “bringing the country together” by defending themselves from leftist smears.
MARK HALPERIN: I just want to single out one thing. I don’t want to over-generalize but I think the media and the politicians have behaved pretty well so far. The thing I’m most concerned about now is the anger on the right-wing commenatariat: on Fox, and George Will, and other conservatives are, in some cases justifiably upset at liberals. But they’re turning this right now, in the last 24 hours, back into the standard operating procedure of all of this is war and fodder for content, rather than trying to bring the country together.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Wait a second, Mark. I think they would say that you have that backwards. That a shooting was turned into fodder to attack conservatives.
HALPERIN: And I, and I, and I already made that criticism as well. They’re right. But rather than seizing on it and turning the other cheek, they are back at their war stations. And that’s not going to help us.