Mayor Daley wants to make one thing clear: it’s my fault that he lost his cool yesterday and offered to sodomize and shoot me for asking a question about violence in the city.
A little while ago the mayor told reporters that he was merely trying to teach a lesson to me and the rest of the press corps about how dangerous guns are, since it was clear from my question that we don’t get it. “I want to shock you, maybe scare you to realize, this is serious,” he said. “I want you to be as passionate as I am.”
Yesterday mayoral press secretary Jackie Heard put it more coherently, as she always does: “The person asking the question was missing the point that unrestricted guns are a devastating issue.”
Actually, they’re missing the point, and they’re of course doing it on purpose. They want to miss the point. You don’t have to fire a gun to shoot the messenger.