Ever since President Trump has taken office there has been a disturbing trend in the media. Many have seemingly promoted violence against the president and politicians alike. After today’s horrific attack on Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)and GOP congressmen by a deranged gunman, we have to wonder if the media is provoking violence.

We saw it with Kathy Griffin’s depiction of a beheaded Trump. We saw it with Snoop Dogg releasing a video of him shooting the president. Robert De Niro, Madonna, and Mickey Rourke have all pushed violent rhetoric. New York is putting on a play depicting a Trump-like character as Julius Caesar who is assassinated. CNN has condoned violence against GOP congressmen.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

But on the other hand a deranged individual is not mentally unstable because of what they see in the media. Maybe it contributes to their crimes, but maybe it does not. So what do you think? VOTE in our poll [poll after the ad]:

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