There was simply NO way to avoid talking about the tragedy that had transpired in Dallas. The senseless, planned killings of law enforcement officers at a “Black Lives Matter” rally will have reverberations across the country in the coming days. Twitter was full of calls for violence against police, the president even mentioned gun control in response to the shootings and there was the backdrop of two traffic related shooting deaths by police.
We discussed, in detail, to the degree that we could what was/is known about the events.
We read through the FB post by Donald Trump in response to it. We also went through N&O’s column comparing Trump to Hitler, yes, they did.
During the last half hour, we had an in depth discussion with Tim Boyum from TWC News about the difficultly of staying objective on camera in the face of such tragedy and the incumbent responsibility of professionalism on camera. Always a pleasure to have Tim on the show. There are implications related to Trump and Clinton’s visits to NC, we discussed that as well and even briefly touched on how/why the legislature adjourned abruptly, but you’ll have to listen to hear it.