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Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson Fires Off Tweet About Mass Shootings And Liberals Are Losing Their Minds

OPINION – Posted by Dean James at Right Wing Tribune

Not all of you are familiar with Astrophysicist and television personality Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson but he is quite famous.

He will probably be even more famous after a controversial tweet he posted following this weekend’s mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso.

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His tweet seemingly pointed out an apparent low death rate when compared with other types of tragedies.

In the tweet, Tyson listed several other means by which Americans perish every 48 hours, and claimed emotion often clouds the facts in situations like these, Fox News reports.

“In the past 48hrs, the USA horrifically lost 34 people to mass shootings. On average, across any 48hrs, we also lose… 500 to Medical errors 300 to the Flu 250 to Suicide 200 to Car Accidents 40 to Homicide via Handgun Often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data,” he wrote Sunday.

Yikes. Even though the data is presumably correct, the timing of the tweet is perplexing and has many people pissed off.

Several celebrities and other verified Twitter accounts condemned deGrasse Tyson’s tweet, with some even urging him to take it down.

Other accounts threw obscenities at the Harvard grad, without addressing his direct points, including the official account for the band “Smash Mouth.”

Fox News reached out to deGrasse Tyson for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication. He has not responded to the backlash nor removed the tweet as of 6:20 p.m. EST.

Tweets like this as well as calls for gun confiscation etc. should not be posted so soon after these tragedies in my humble opinion.

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Dean James at Right Wing Tribune

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