Chuck Bonniwell made the hilarious comments on Wednesday:
— Kyle Clark (@KyleClark) December 18, 2019
“You know,” he said, “you wish for a nice school shooting” to interrupt the nonstop impeachment coverage.
His wife and co-host, Julie Hayden, immediately jumped in and cut him off.
“No, no, don’t even — don’t even say that,” she said. “No, don’t even say that. Don’t call us, Chuck didn’t say that.”
Bonniwell quickly tried to back off from the statement, saying he would want a shooting “in which no one would be hurt,” but the damage had already been done. By the end of the day, the couple’s conservative show was canceled by the Aurora, Colo., radio station 710 KNUS.
Oh right. Those non-violent school shootings. Of course.
I guess broken bones and amputated limbs and psychological trauma and PTSD are still entertaining for pro-gun conservatives who can’t stand that Trump is being held accountable for his actions.
Bonniwell later said that he was joking and that he was “sorry it wasn’t received that way” — yet another example of a classic not-pology, in which the onus of blame is put on the people who “didn’t get it,” rather than on the person who made the comment.
At 50 weeks into the year, there have been over 40 school shootings in the United States. I guess joking about dead children is acceptable to the “pro-life” crowd.
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