A politician shouted during Obama's speech. A tennis player yelled at a line judge. A rapper grabbed a mic during an awards show. All in the same week. You know what this means: A fake trend is sweeping America.
- USA Today: "What happened to civility?"
- Hartford Courant: "US Lacking In Civility."
- Houston Chronicle: "Incivility is heard 'round the nation."
- Washington Post: "Call it the Glenn Beck-ization of America or an erosion of civility."
- San Diego Union-Tribune: "There's been a real shortage of civility lately."
- ESPN: "What has happened to civility?"
- Minneapolis Star-Tribune: "Psst: The death of public civility."
- Columbus Dispatch: "Public figures aren't the only Americans who act this way, says P.M. Forni, co-founder of the Civility Initiative at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore."
- Examiner.com: "All three episodes are a sad reflection on the politics of civility in contemporary society."
- Wichita Falls Times Record News: "If civility isn't dead, it's definitely on a respirator."