I turned on CBS News last night and was treated to the idiot on the right saying this:
I'm saddened and shaken by the shooting at an Amish school today, and last week’s school murders.
When my son Dan was murdered on the sidewalk at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, I hoped that would be the last school shooting. Since that day, I’ve tried to answer the question, "Why did this happen?"
This country is in a moral free-fall. For over two generations, the public school system has taught in a moral vacuum, expelling God from the school and from the government, replacing him with evolution, where the strong kill the weak, without moral consequences and life has no inherent value.
We teach there are no absolutes, no right or wrong. And I assure you the murder of innocent children is always wrong, including by abortion. Abortion has diminished the value of children.
This was followed by some supportive words from Katie Couric. I remind you this was all on primetime network news. Turns out this is CBS’ “free speech” segment where they are apparently going to allow any random moron with a viewpoint a soapbox.
I won’t go into the ways Rohrbough’s comments are wrong. OK, I’ll list a couple. Evolution doesn’t necessarily say the strong kill the weak – it often favors cooperation in groups, especially groups of primates. More to the point, Rohrbough gives not one shred of evidence that any of these killings were due to teaching evolution, or “expelling God from the school”. In fact, the killer in the Amish school reportedly:
wrote in suicide notes that he was mad at God for how his baby, Elise, died…
Sounds like he had too much God, not too little.
Still, I can sympathize with a guy whose son had been killed in a similar incident. I can’t sympathize with the network morons who decided it would be a good idea to have a daily soapbox section on a national news network. Of course Rohrbough should be allowed free speech to express his ideas, no matter how dumb. But that means he can write a blog, write letters to the paper, stand on the street corner with a bullhorn if he so chooses; it doesn’t mean he gets a section on a national news network where his nonsense is presented as fact, with no one calling him on it. The news networks are already “presenting both sides” of issues where one side is clearly wrong, on the basis of “fairness”. In this section they’ve abrogated all pretence of journalism. And I would say this no matter what the views being expressed. CBS should cancel this segment if they want to retain any credibility.