Joe Scarborough Finds a New Scapegoat for the Aurora Shootings


When I heard about the Batman massacre, I expected the usual arguments about gun control, pop culture, and the violence allegedly at the core of the Tea Party movement and/or Occupy. But I didn't expect this:

"You don't want to generalize," MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said today before saying that James Holmes, the suspected Aurora, Colo., shooter, was "on the autism scale."

"As soon as I hear about this shooting, I knew who it was. I knew it was a young, white male, probably from an affluent neighborhood, disconnected from society—it happens time and time again. Most of it has to do with mental health; you have these people that are somewhere, I believe, on the autism scale," said Scarborough, whose son has Asperger's syndrome. "I don't know if that's the case here, but it happens more often than not. People that can walk around in society, they can function on college campuses—they can even excel on college campuses—but are socially disconnected."

Joe Scarborough: bringing you scoops straight from his ass.

[Via Landon Bryce.]

Update: Maybe I should have expected it. Apparently the same baseless speculation has happened before.