It’s Come To This: CNN Host John King Apologizes For Guest Using The Term “Crosshairs”

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.

Unbelievable.

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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.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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