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When do words become weapons?

Politicians and pundits alike have blamed vitriolic political rhetoric for creating a climate of hatred that made the violence in Tucson almost inevitable.

We asked David Cisneros, assistant professor of communication studies at Northeastern University, to discuss the impact and propriety of acerbic political language.

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