I don’t know what it is, but when a guy cries, it immediately makes me cry. This is an emotional video from Jimmy Kimmel, whose hometown is Las Vegas. His monologue addressed the issues of mass shootings, media bias when it comes to shootings perpetrated by old white men as opposed to young brown men. Watch this whole thing:
Some choice quotes:
“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and a number of other lawmakers who won’t do anything about this because the NRA has their balls in a money clip also sent their thoughts and their prayers today,” he continued.
“They should be praying. They should be praying for God to forgive them for letting the gun lobby run this country.”
“These are the 56 Senators who didn’t want to do anything about that,” he told his audience before reminding them that 90 percent of Democrats and 77 percent of Republicans support background checks at gun shows. 89 percent of Republicans and Democrats are in favor of restricting gun ownership for the mentally ill.”
What Kimmel is doing is both brave and very necessary. Brave because he will be attacked by the usual haters and necessary because politics and politicians have failed completely to deal with the problem. Having said that I expect nothing, literally. The NRA will lay low and the Republicans will resort to the usual “don’t politicize this tragedy!” and or course the “thoughts and prayers” gambit. That and see you in a few weeks for the next massacre that you must know is coming by now.