Good news: Assange now weighing in on Arizona shootings

He also quoted Tucson Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, who is leading the investigation into the shooting, who said that “vitriolic rhetoric” intended to “inflame the public on a daily basis … has [an] impact on people, especially who are unbalanced personalities to begin with”.

Mr Dupnik also observed that officials and media personalities engaging in violent rhetoric “have to consider that they have some responsibility when incidents like this occur and may occur in the future”.