But to be clear, my problem is not with people saying that body-slamming a reporter is wrong. It is. Rather itâ€™s with the predictably hypocritical nature of the outrage. One might almost say that the political class is happy to wink at political violence, until it affects one of their own.
One of the things I really donâ€™t like about following news and politics on a daily (hourly?) basis for so long is how cynical Iâ€™ve become about this sort of thing. Iâ€™d rather not feel this way, but itâ€™s pretty hard to escape, given the realities.
I can really relate to that second paragraph.