I want to make my position on the Arizona shootings absolutely clear. I do not hold Sarah Palin directly or even necessarily indirectly responsible for the tragedy. Jared Loughner is a crazy person who more than likely would have tried to shoot someone anyway.
My problem is with the American political system where dangerous rhetoric like Sarah Palin's 'Hit List' is acceptable. The polarisation of the American political system is so extreme that whackjobs like the 'tea partiers' have a serious political voice and that is disheartening. It's broken and I fear it will never be fixed.
As I was recording this episode Colin Firth won the Critics' Choice award for Best Actor. He's also already been nominated for the Golden Globes which are announced tomorrow. Roll on the Oscars...
I think this is a first. For the first time in the nearly 4 years I have been producing this podcast there are no available videos for this show.