After The Takeaway: John Hockenberry Reacts to the Oslo Terror Attacks

Monday, July 25, 2011 - 04:26 PM

Injured people lay on the ground at the site of an explosion near the government buildings in Norway's capital Oslo on July 22, 2011. (Holm Morten/AFP/Getty)

The Takeaway’s co-host John Hockenberry reacts to today’s discussion of the Oslo terrorist attacks that took place on Friday. With nearly one hundred dead and the same number injured, Hockenberry questions the role of the internet in either fueling or deflating the hunger for violence in extremists such as Anders Behring Breivik, the confessed-suspect of the attacks. Does the passivity of the internet allow extremists to follow an easier path to violence? Hockenberry discusses this and freedom of assembly and expression in the digital age.

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Ric from Washington DC

There's a bigger issue than how Americans view Muslims: it's how we view the rest of world. A Norwegian friend is a PhD student @ a major eastern university. A friend of this student's was shot on Utøya & remains comatose. On Monday coworkers knowing all this were joking about Friday's disaster in Norway.

What in the world is going on when highly educated Americans are laughing about Friday's disaster with a Norwegian in their midst?

Jul. 27 2011 11:48 AM

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