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Dale Hansen Talks About School Shootings

The Channel 8 sportscaster on the country's latest gun massacre: 'Since it's almost always a white kid, there's just nothing we can do.'

Channel 8 sports broadcaster Dale Hansen, a recurring viral sensation for his forceful and surprising takes on social topics, delivered from a perspective that could perhaps best be described as “woke old white guy,” addressed school shootings Thursday night.

A quote, and the clip itself, below.

If it was a Muslim or a Mexican doing the shootings how much money would we spend then to stop the madness? But since it’s almost always a white kid, there’s just nothing we can do. America has 5 percent of the world’s population and yet 31 percent of the world’s mass shootings. We’re worried about people coming to this country. They should be worried about us coming to theirs.

For further reading, a 1997 D Magazine story in which Hansen describes how he got fired from the Cowboys.

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  • DubiousBrother

    When we find out what drug Cruz was prescribed for his mental illness will Hansen take a stand and not be seen on a station or network that takes advertising $$ from the drug companies. All of the drugs have the warning that they may cause suicidal/homicidal thoughts. There seems to be a trend: http://www.wnd.com/2018/02/media-ignoring-1-crucial-factor-in-florida-school-shooting/

    • Anne Mckinney-page

      World News Daily is your news source? That makes you a WILLFUL special kind of stupid.

      • DubiousBrother

        Seriously, name calling in your first post? What in the article is incorrect?

        • Anne Mckinney-page

          You don’t use your real name to post. You do not use an HONEST, unbiased and REAL new site to “prove your point”. Whatever crap you post, has no validity.

          • DubiousBrother

            Please don’t stop your meds.

          • Happy Bennett

            I wouldn’t reply to commenters who adopt a creepy clown persona.

          • Anne Mckinney-page

            Go away, troll. Use your REAL name… or STHU

    • Happy Bennett

      Walking away from those advertising dollars would be tough–I agree. It won’t happen.

    • Mavdog

      I agree with you and WND. People who are prescribed scripts of drugs to treat psychological issues should be placed in the NICS database and refused gun purchases.

      • DubiousBrother

        The ACLU will never let that happen.

        • Mavdog

          Not sure you are correct.
          “The American Civil Liberties Union does not oppose gun control laws. As an organization dedicated to defending all constitutional rights, we believe the Second Amendment allows reasonable restrictions to promote public safety.”

          • DubiousBrother

            It is not about gun control with them, it is about the “rights” of the mentally ill.

          • Mavdog

            It is about every citizen’s rights, that is why their name is “American Civil Liberties Union”.
            The statement from the ACLU is very clear and direct. They support “reasonable restrictions [of the citizen’s right to own guns] to promote public safety”.
            It is baffling how any American would not support an organization that works to protect our civil rights.

  • Mavdog

    You are right Dale, all we are told is “there’s nothing we can do” about these mass shootings, or even about the daily murder by a firearm that was borne out of a fit of rage or passion.

    We can do something. We can require gun purchases to be throughly vetted, not a few ran through a totally insufficient NICS and many not even having a background check completed, but examined with information on the buyer such as: any current disputes, divorce, any recent workplace conflicts, any use of mental health facilities or treatments. Not allowing weapons that are more of a military firearm than a recreational or defense weapon. The required reporting of both gun purchases and ammunition purchases. An end of online purchases so the actual buyer must be fully vetted.

    stop the madness.

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    • The Outlaw Josey Wales

      Maybe if they used them for abortions it will be ok?

      • Mavdog

        umm, no, but that you for your lack of contribution.

  • John Manning

    Dale everything you said is 100 percent correct.How many mass shootings have we had in the last six months, idk I have lost count. These are not terrorist from another country coming to America to commit these Mass Shootings.Like Dale said it has been a white man with mental issues. …..These Mass Shootings will continue, people, Kids in schools will continue to die because nothing is being done to STOP IT.

    • RompingWillyBilly

      Before taking the guns away from all the good people, let’s first take them away from the bad. In this way, we can determine our ability to micro-manage the lives of people, governing their every move, and telling them where to sit. Perhaps it would be sufficient banning the violent use of guns in both the television and in the movies? There is a saying that if the real world was half as bad as Hollywood likes to depict it, things would be ten times as bad as they truly are today.
      Personally, I think all the writers in Hollywood should be drug tested! I’ve wanted to shoot myself many times after watching their tripe. What a bunch of sick puppies!
      Perhaps kids watching unlimited porn on the internet is making them sick as well. Van Nuys is just a short step out the back door of Hollywood.
      Millions should be spent doing studies on this possibility. No expense should be spared. As we know only too well, experts are proven to be wrong all the time. Let’s see if we can even take the cellphones away from these zombie kids. Shoot, if we can’t take away their cellphones, how on earth are we ever going to take away their guns?

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    • The Outlaw Josey Wales

      You smoke pole with him? He lied through The Whole spew…..not 18 shootings….Cruz is of Hispanic heritage…..Muslims have shot up San Bernardino and the bar in Florida….he lies and nobody watches his show! Typical liberal lies
      ..

      • RompingWillyBilly

        Blaming Muslims for our nation’s violence is what I consider good racism. Their tactic of violence is stupid. Terrorism just doesn’t work. While whites, blacks, Hispanics, native Americans, Asians of all sorts, and many others do suffer from their terrorism, far more Muslims suffer from it.
        Towards the end of World War Two, Japanese soldiers were told to make sure to kill seven American soldiers before they themselves suffered the same fate. The opposite effect happened.
        We all feel polarized in this fashion. We want to be useful guards, but who is the enemy? Who do we fight. Killing seven of them to one of us seems logical, but it never works out that way.
        In the end, evil destroys evil. This is according to a curse placed on the world not to harm a hair on Cain’s head. Cain though he deserved to be killed just as Muslims think Jews and Christians deserve to be. It never works out that way. If there is a God – and there is, we don’t have to worry about evil. In the end, as evil destroys itself, we will stand victorious.

  • The Outlaw Josey Wales

    Dale still smoking pole?

  • RompingWillyBilly

    The words ‘racist’ and ‘racism’ have yet to develop into true intelligent words. When I hear them, I walk. In the real world, while some words remain emotionally charged and undefined, the true and well defined words possess both an evil usage and a necessary evil one. Take the act of murder as an example. While it is against God’s commandment to kill, at times, it becomes necessary to go to war and commit murder. So, this said, when should it be proper to behave racist? In regards to pointing out corrupt leadership, in my opinion, being racist is a good thing. Indeed, , being responsible adults, we shouldn’t be afraid to ask ourselves questions. Who commits most of the crimes? What race of humans not only commits most of the murders, but also make up most of the murder victims? As we are all truly equal, the leadership should be blamed for any confusion stumbling up the children of God. The psycho-babble that our past ancestral suffering is to blame is a lot of hog wash making excuses for simple bad behavior. We have all suffered tremendously in the past. We the people that is and not a particular color.
    It is time that we stand up for ourselves taking the courage to think. I’m beyond sick and tired of having to hide out in order to express intelligent opinions that offend political correctness. We all know the shallow sweet things that they want to hear from us. They stir the pot because it divides us. Doing so allows the fortunate 51% among us to sue the other 49% out of business.

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  • Happy Bennett

    As I recall, a couple of days ago this site savaged Mark Davis for actually participating in mission work in Haiti, for bringing attention to poverty and misery in Haiti and seeking some charitable donations on his morning radio program–your “criticism” being under the fictionsl guise of some twisted political commentary. Hansen is the premier North Texas media blue ribbon winning narcissistic bloviater who helps no one–ever. You guys seem to do nothing but promote your fellow “entertainers” who 24/7 broadcast your shop worn special propaganda social messaging– that’s fine. Many of us just stopped buying it a decade ago. Hansens’ so called News station barely mentioned the Richardson policeman killed in the line of duty to promote their endless fantasy crafted social messaging. Great bunch of blowhards.

    • Mavdog

      “Hansens’ so called News station barely mentioned the Richardson policeman killed in the line of duty ”
      That is unequivocally false. Not only did WFAA devote broadcast time the night of the death, it covered the transport of the officer the next day and also coverage the day of the funeral.

      • Happy Bennett

        riiight —and “surprising takes on social topics” are all about sports reporting too? When a news programs’ content is only a tiny percentage of actual news reporting, it becomes a useless source of accurate news information.

        • Mavdog

          You are certainly entitled to your opinion, but you are not entitled to make up the facts.

          • Happy Bennett

            Either is WFAA entitled to advertise itself as a news station and deliver their own selection of “human interest” programming as local state or national news. Also “surprising takes on social issues” is not sports reporting.

    • RompingWillyBilly

      People today don’t have an appreciation for Earnest Hemingway. As an existentialist, he shifted focus away from the celebrity billionaire robber-baron to the athlete. In other words, his focus in his novels wasn’t placed on the rich fellow who owned the bull fighting arena, but on the brave bull fighter performing center ring.
      As billionaires are once again becoming the celebrities for the masses of simpletons, singers today never perform. They never get beyond the audition. Actors and actresses never play average people doing normal work, but they play themselves whatever the hell that means. As long as they never admit to their patriotism to being an American, they will find work. Meanwhile, their work all pretty much sucks as you say while they all get together pretending the tripe is wonderful. I too don’t patronize any of this nonsense.

      • Happy Bennett

        I agree –for decades the only cultural or scientific innovation products developed in this country are centered on some form of personal or mass media product basically crafted for entertainment–Facebook Twitter etc. Individual independent thought is definitely not promoted or valued. Propaganda in every media is the norm. I wonder if kids are even exposed to Hemingway in school anymore as opposed to some form of culturally correct pap?

        • RompingWillyBilly

          Indeed, to take it even a step further, we have yet to advance to humor, but still live in shallow comedy. To graduate, we should understand what humor means. As Mark Twain defined it, humor makes us all the butt of the joke. The punch line is supposed to be buried in the middle of the paragraph like when Huckleberry said to n-word Jim, “my daddy taught me how to borrow watermelons!”
          Yet, as the straight man being depicted today is still the bankers, the lawyers, the politicians, and the doctors – the worst kind of stinking filth – the unspoken stooge has become the white racist farmer – he being the backwards fellow who never attended a university or took a cognitive science course. He is out on his tractor getting angry at the thought of losing his great nation, having to watch a lot of absurd commercials overdoing depictions of black men sloppy kissing white women, and other similar tactics designed to aggravate him.

  • Listentoit

    Downtown Dallas, Just blocks from Dale’s station, July 2015 a black man decided to kill white cops with a rifle, not an AR-15. But all the cops were able to pull out their own AR-15s. Dale just remembers what he wants to. Sacramento had 2 muslims kill people at the gun free zone at his state job. Orlando nightclub shooting, not white either. Nor the Ft. Hood shooting, where another Muslim Radical decided to shoot fellow soldiers with handguns. Dale should stick to sports and his Opinions the same while on the air. WFAA, and Belo is getting more liberal by the day as Hollywood has sucked them in. White, black, Muslim, other and if they kill, they are wrong. South Chicago killers don’t care about gun laws but the single mothers that want to defend their children and property would love to be able to with whatever gun would be legal while illegal guns used by Criminals lay waste to their neighborhoods.

    • Happy Bennett

      Actually the state health department mass murder was in San Bernardino-otherwise correct.

  • Ken Roskey

    Dale, please provide the sources of your information that you site in this video and article.