The death of Hillsborough County sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Harrison was tragic. With the aid of perfect hindsight and some common sense, a case can also be made that it was preventable. An out-on-bail mutant with a rap sheet and proclivity for violence was the killer.
Among the outraged: Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor.” It sent a news crew to ambush Circuit Judge Manuel Lopez, who had granted the bail to Sgt. Harrison’s killer.
Also among the affronted: CNN’s outrageous Nancy Grace, who hosts a stridency forum called “Headline Prime.”
Her finger-wagging take: “If I was in Tampa tonight, I’d be hiding under my bed with a shotgun.”
Even for amazing Grace, that was a new low in network hyperbole.