Said the New Yorker's David Remnick to PBS's Charlie Rose, in audio played by Rush Limbaugh, who proceeded to do the very thing Remnick sought sympathy for: hammer him from the right:
You know what's rooted in this wanting to understand? 'Cause, frankly, I don't care why people commit crimes. I frankly am not interested. They're perverts, they're psychopaths, they're sociopaths, I don't care why they did it. I want 'em punished. But these guys want to find out because in their minds there must be some justification for it. There's gotta be some reason they did it that makes sense. And then they make the move into what is it about us that they hate? Or what is it about America that they hate that would justify this? And we do seminars, "Why do they hate us?" Seminars, trying to examine why sociopaths, psychopaths hate us. Or, in this case, a couple of radicalized Muslims.