Mike Elk on Thom Hartmann: Morning Joe…stop linking autism to Aurora shootings!

Miles Kampf-Lassin

In These Times’ Mike Elk and Ari Ne’eman, Autistic Self Advocacy Network join Thom Hartmann. Joe Scarborough was met with a firestorm of anger after he blaimed Asperger’s and Autism disorders for the Colorado shooting massacre. Why did Scarborough assume the shooter had one of these disorders - and is there any scientific evidence to back up his outrageous and insensitive statements?

Miles Kampf-Lassin, a graduate of New York University’s Gallatin School in Deliberative Democracy and Globalization, is a Web Editor at In These Times. Follow him on Twitter @MilesKLassin

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