(The Washington Post) – Here’s Fox News earlier this week, shamelessly exploiting a tragedy to gin up outrage.

They certainly aren’t the only ones. Here are some more examples of media outlets and politicians spreading the hysteria:

As I’ve noted here before, we’re seeing similar rhetoric from politicians, particularly from GOP presidential hopefuls, including Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Scott Walker.

All of this fact-free fearmongering is having an effect. A Rasmussen poll taken last week found that 58 percent of respondents now believe there is now a “war on police.” Just 27 percent disagreed.


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