Theodore's World: PC Gone Wild As CNN's John King Apologizes For Guest Using Word "Crosshairs"

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January 20, 2011

PC Gone Wild As CNN's John King Apologizes For Guest Using Word "Crosshairs"

CNN's John King is attracting a lot of notice -- and some ridicule -- in the blogosphere for his on-air apology after a guest used the word "crosshairs" during a report on Chicago politics Tuesday. (The guest, a former Chicago reporter, referred to two rivals of mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel, saying Emanuel is "in both of their crosshairs.") "We were just having a discussion about the Chicago mayoral race," King told viewers. "My friend Andy Shaw…used the term 'in the crosshairs' in talking about the candidates out there. 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 using that kind of language. We won't always be perfect, so hold us accountable when we don't meet your standards."

Wild Thing's comment........

Hahahahaha Good grief! Good thing CNN canceled “CROSSFIRE” or there would be WAY too much hypocrisy goin’ on.

It's a METAPHOR! They are harmless, and used everywhere every day. Some corporations have a WAR ROOM where they go to discuss important strategies. Football teams DO BATTLE on the gridiron. The left continues to attempt to exercise complete control over the language, so that they can exercise complete control over our lives.

Our language is full of terms that originated in warfare.

Get over yourself, already!

Posted by Wild Thing at January 20, 2011 04:48 AM


Guess I should not "gun" my engine anymore or "hang" Christmas tree, oops, I mean holiday tree, ornaments again.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at January 20, 2011 10:46 AM

What about lasso something?
Prelude to a lynching?
This maggot King has absolutely no balls, character or abilities.

Posted by: Glenn Mark Cassel AMH1(AW) USN Ret. at January 20, 2011 06:44 PM

Tom, LMAO good one.

Glenn, I agree, King is really weak on character.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 21, 2011 12:23 AM