It’s one of the most blatant examples of Soviet-style media disinformation and manipulation I’ve ever seen, here in the West, in my life: A prominent, big-city newspaper deliberately distorting/omitting a salient detail of an important news story, in order to provide cover for the evil school of economic thought that their editors share with yet another crazed, violent attacker of innocents.
It’s bad enough that we’ve already seen numerous examples of the democrat-run mainstream media trying to smear the Tea Party & conservatives by falsely, shamelessly attempting to associate various mass-shooters and terrorists with conservative philosophy and politics (while, in fact, they are almost invariably leftist, Obama-supporting democrats who carry out such attacks).
But this time we have someone who knew the shooter, a classmate, going on record to explicitly identify the madman’s political orientation as being the same as that largely held by those in the liberal media, those who usually vilify and smear the Right–and the newspaper reporting on it shamelessly censors the information, the day after it is initially printed.
The article in question, first published last Friday in The Denver Post, deals specifically with the political philosophy of school shooter Karl Pierson. Titled, “Arapahoe gunman held strong political beliefs, classmates said,” it features various statements from students who knew Pierson, concerning his worldview on economics and politics.
When The Post first ran the story, as written by the article’s authors Zahira Torres and Yesenia Robles, a key remark from one of Pierson’s classmates was reported.
This was the initial version:
Thomas Conrad, who had an economics class with the gunman, described him as a very opinionated Socialist.
A day later, whoever controls the levers at The Denver Post took out the word “socialist” from their edited, updated version of the piece:
Thomas Conrad, who had an economics class with the gunman, described him as very opinionated.
When challenged, on Twitter, about the edited version of the story, the senior news editor of The Denver Post, Lee Ann Colacioppo, Tweeted this pathetic reply:
“We decided not to have another student apply a label to the shooter–a label the student likely didn’t even understand ..”
There ensued a storm of dozens and dozens of Tweets and counter-Tweets between Colacioppo and several others.
Typical, isn’t it? How often we hear socialists and communists insist that their critics “don’t even know what socialism/communism is”?
Most reading this know all too well what the true nature of socialism is, and we also know the score where most of the dinosaur media is concerned.
The liberal democrat socialists who comprise 85% (self-identifying surveys confirm this) of the editorial and reporting staffs of most major media outlets have perfected their under-handed craft to a high art over the decades. We’re kind of used to it by now.
Fortunately, the internet and the alternative/new media has made it so much easier to bust them, and to spread the word when they get caught red-handed. So, help spread the word!