Hugh Hewitt

News of yesterday's murders and rampage at Ft. Hood began to surface just as my national radio show was beginning. The first segment of the program was with Senator Marco Rubio --itself a newsmaker-- was wrapping up as first reports of an "active shooter at Ft. Hood" appeared on Twitter. The second segment, about DOD's budget with Robert O'Brien of Arent Fox included two references that a story was developing and O'Brien, a veteran of media firestorms from years at the U.N. and an experienced litigator, was careful to note the number one concern was for the victims and their families and that no details would be available for hours.

By 6:30 eastern, however, enough details had emerged to make the obvious choice of postponing regularly scheduled coverage of both the Supreme Court's campaign finance decision yesterday and the Court's hearing from Hobby Lobby last week --which can be still be covered in depth today-- and an interview with Robert Kaplan, author of China's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific. Both my conversations with Erwin Chemerinsky and John Eastman about the Supreme Court and with Kaplan can air today.


Hugh Hewitt

Hugh Hewitt is host of a nationally syndicated radio talk show. Hugh Hewitt's new book is The War On The West.