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Rachel Maddow Knows Who Killed David Kato

Just like that Sarah Palin lady and the Safeway shootings, Scott Lively and Richard Cohen are totally responsible for the death of David Kato. Didn’t you hear? Because they created the environment where this type of anti-gay violence is encouraged. Are these men absolutely horrible, horrible people? Yes. Did these men put a hammer to Kato’s head? No. Are the creating a climate of hatred? Yes. Did they call for Kato’s head? Not that I know of (though I’m sure they were pleased with the Rolling Stone cover). So while I’m all for us holding men like Lively and Cohen responsible for their hate speech, and their involvement in a bill that calls for gays to be imprisoned and sometimes executed, I caution immediately linking the words of one party with the actions of another.