It’s Sunday morning, and I’m willing to be charitable. The situation was still developing at the time, and sometimes you just say dumb things live on-air when you talk for hours straight. It happens to everyone. Just ask Bill Maher.
Hell, just ask me.
That said, we’re talking about MSNBC here(see MSNBC’s Malcolm Nance Calls for ISIS to Bomb Trump Hotel and MSNBC Declares the Term ‘Hard Worker’ Racist). Actually, we’re talking about MSNBC post-Islamic terror attack. So my “charitability” tank just ran ran out.
An ‘overreaction?’ To the second terror attack in less than a month?!
“When you have analyzed these incidents post facto, as well as during … there’s certainly a risk of under-reaction—but is there any risk of overreaction, of deploying too much? We’ve been watching all of this live coming into our satellite center here in New York City and then beaming it out from London. Is there ever a point where you go, ‘that’s too much,’ or ‘You shouldn’t be applying that amount of force there?'”
One might argue, if they were so inclined, that Europe’s under-reaction (or complete lack of reaction) to Islamic extremism is what led them to where they are today. Europe has become like the Lindsay Lohan of the industrialized world. We see them in the news, we feel for them, and we really really hope they get their act together… but deep down, we know they won’t.
So no. There is no such thing to an overreaction to a terror attack, especially when said terror attack occurs less than a month after a terror attack that killed little girls.
We actually need to start overreacting more than we do…