Re: "Lobdell: 'Who's to blame for Arizona shooting?'" (Jan. 11): Kudos to William Lobdell's piece on who is to blame for the Arizona shooting. I am sick to death of the media and politicians' needs to politicize everything, particularly liberals trying to score political points any way possible. The reporting of this tragedy has been hijacked for political gain as evidenced by The New York Times, MSNBC and the blogs. Crazy people walk among us and unfortunately do crazy things. I suggest we keep our eyes on the politicians who always jump at the chance to pass laws to try to fix random acts that will in turn have unintended consequences. Thanks to Mr. Lobdell for focusing on common sense. Let's keep the biased loons accountable and behave within the bounds of common decency.
Anger sells in our culture, media
Mental health problems are as old as dirt and no matter how much we invest in dealing with the problem, we are never going to come to an absolute solution. Invest in mental health research and solutions we must, but the problem of people feeling disenfranchised, angry with whatever situations present themselves and being willing to act on that anger will continue to exist.