Colorado Shooting: Do some people just WANT to be angry?

Last August, I posted about the absurd, self-righteous, willfully ignorant response of far too many people that followed on the heels of the doctored video published by the misnamed "Center for Medical Progress," which presented fabricated claims about Planned Parenthood and the supposed sale of dead baby parts. I think those who jumped on the anti-PPFA bandwagon need to look hard at the further insanity they encouraged, manifested most recently by Colorado PPFA shooting suspect, Robert Dear. I'm republishing that August post. Maybe now, people will be open to truth. Maybe now, those who just wanted to be angry about something will be angry about something they should be angry about.

Misplaced Outrage and Dead Baby Parts

While the kerfuffle around Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and the false reports about its supposed selling of dead baby parts doesn't deal directly with my writing or my books, it does deal directly with the raw material from which my stories arise.

Not long after the release by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) of that first inflammatory video, we knew that it had been recorded secretly under false pretenses and had been heavily edited to garner the juiciest bits for public horrification and to imply financial gain by PPFA.

But what's fascinating me isn't the attempted entrapment or the byzantine machinations of the CMP, as bad as they are. No; as an author, what fascinates me is our reaction to the story.