The Rundown - Tues 10/3/17: More Las Vegas thoughts; Tom Petty

There is not a lot a person can say about the horror in Las Vegas that really benefits the country. There is a lot we don't know. And it wouldn't surprise me that we won't feel like we have much to add when we know more. 

To learn more about some of the music lovers who were murdered on Sunday night, the Daily Beast is bringing us their stories here:
https://www.thedailybeast.com/remembering-the-victims-of-the-las-vegas-massacre

That doesn't keep the left from spouting off their usual anti-gun stuff, including these examples of reprehensible rhetoric, one by a prominent politician and one by a typical online "Progressive":

Note the implications of Murphy's statement: That anything Congress does not make illegal (or even "more illegal", since pretty much everything about the Las Vegas massacre was already obviously illegal) is thereby implicitly endorsed by Congress. It's outrageous.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is one of my favorite rock bands of all time. That doesn't make me special, of course. Petty is a superstar. 

Another insane story on an insane day:https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/02/business/media/tom-petty-cardiac-arrest.html

Though this final result always seemed likely based on the original story:
http://theknow.denverpost.com/2017/10/02/tom-petty-rock-legend-dies-66/160767/

This may be the most frustrating ongoing thing in America today, highlighted in the worst way by the way it impacted the "news" after the Las Vegas shooting: How Facebook and Google enable the rapid spread of fake news...
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-tn-vegas-fake-news-20171002-story.html

This doesn't excuse Americans for believing fake news, nor does it excuse Americans for giving Alex Jones, one of the worst people in America, a way to make a living by spouting his horrendous lies.

Oh, one more liberal tweet, this time with consequences: Hayley Geftman-Gold has been fired by her employer, CBS, for the tweet below:

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