Onion: American pundits exhibit eerie capacity to get inside lunatic killer's mind

The Onion nails the uncanny facility the American punditocracy has exhibited for getting inside the mind of Jared Loughner:
"It's strange, but when it comes to getting inside the mind of this human being who seems to possess no empathy, sense of morality, or hold on reality, and who is motivated only by personal animus and self-glorification, the nation's major political pundits have been amazingly adept..."

Researchers at Horizon Media also reported that a number of prominent TV pundits appeared to be mimicking the exact same chilling gleam in Loughner's eye for what they could only speculate was "dramatic effect."

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  1. While among eskimos, sociopaths have accidents. in contrast, the west gives them high paying positions…

    1. That isn’t uniformly true: our higher security prisons are quite full of people who score high on sociopathic traits; but don’t possess the intelligence, self control, or correct social background to channel their impulses into crime that actually pays well. Only the finest and most cunning sociopaths are allowed to get into really dangerous places…

  2. Only the finest and most cunning sociopaths are allowed to get into really dangerous places…

    Like management positions in the Albany Times Union.

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