Exhibit A of how toxic the combination of bigotry and conspiracy thinking is.
Apparently, Mike Harris, a former Republican candidate for governor of Arizona and former head of the GOP’s campaign finance committee in Arizona, believes Israel sent a hit squad to perpetrate the murders in Newtown, Connecticut.
During his interview today, Mike Harris explained his rationale for looking to Israel as responsible for Sandy Hook, saying “This is exactly what Israel did in Norway; the political party that voted sanctions against Israel was retaliated against by a “lone gunman” who killed 77 children. This is what Israel always does, they go after the children. It is what they do in Gaza every day. It is what was done in Norway. It is what happened at Sandy Hook. Nobody buys the “lone gunman” story anymore, not with the Gabby Giffords’ shooting, not with the Aurora “Batman” shooting, certainly not with Breveik, and certainly not in Connecticut.”
Which is worse, the stupid or the hate? I’ll go with the hate.