So how did they “get out in front “of the story and divert the blame away from themselves? By marching out the only reporter they have that could be remotely viewed as sympathetic to the left, Juan Williams. Marching any of their colleagues from the right who instigate violence (Glenn Beck, et.al.) would have been in poor taste. Juan did a fine job, along with the cookie-cutter blonde anchorwoman, of completely denying that hateful and incendiary rhetoric from either side had anything to do with the incident. This just happened a few minutes ago so video or text is unavailable to post, but the message was clear; hateful speech has nothing to do with hateful acts.
I wish they would explain that opinion to the mother of Christina Taylor-Green, the nine-year-old girl with the interest in government, who was slain in the melee. The third grader was at the meet and greet event to see how her government operated. Sadly, young Christina would never get the chance to find out.