Arapahoe High School shooter another left-wing radical, media does their best to scrub his politics
This story isn’t really about connecting a violent felon to a political party. It’s about the media’s constant attempt to smear those of us on the political right as violent nutjobs when in reality, virtually all of the violent nutjobs who commit these shootings lean politically left or have no apparent political interests at all.
Yesterday’s shooting at Arapahoe High School in Colorado is no exception. The shooter was student Karl Pierson who, on his Facebook page describes himself as a Keynesian, anti-Republican, and (ironically) pro-gun control. One classmate even described Pierson to the Denver Post as an “opinionated Socialist.”
Here’s that detail as it originally appeared in the Denver Post (via Gateway Pundit):
But if you were to go read this article on Denver Post right now, you won’t find the word “Socialist” any longer. They’ve scrubbed it from the piece.
And why? Here’s the Denver Post’s senior editor’s answer when a reader questioned the glaring edit:
Oh, so now we’re insulting his classmate’s intelligence? Arthur Kimes over at Ace of Spades HQ makes a good point:
What happened here is pretty obvious. The folks over at the Denver Post didn’t like the kind of attention that an accurate portrayal of the facts was getting, and so they scrubbed the facts. Does anybody out there think they’d do the same had his classmate described him as a “Tea Partier”?