During a segment about the Chicago mayoral race political commentator Andy Shaw used the term “in the crosshairs” to describe one of the candidates. As the segment concluded, host John King apologized for the use of the term saying “we’re trying to get away from that kind of language.
Before we go to break, I want to make a quick point. We were having a discussion about the Chicago mayoral race. My friend Andy Shaw used the term ‘in the crosshairs’ in talking about the candidates. We’re trying, we’re trying to get away from that language. Andy is a good friend, he’s covered politics for a long time, but we’re trying to get away from that kind of language.
Metaphors are the new hate speech, I guess.