Skip to comments.Don't Believe the MSM: John Patrick Bedell, the Pentagon Shooter, was no Right-Winger
Posted on 03/05/2010 1:58:38 PM PST by UltraConservative
Cross-posted at BigJournalism.
Already, the media has jumped on the John Patrick Bedell story, claiming that he was a raving right winger with virulent antigovernment feelings, as the Christian Science Monitor puts it. And, just as they did with the Joseph Stack case, theyre ignoring the evidence in order to come to that conclusion.
John Patrick Bedell, whom authorities identified as the gunman in the Pentagon shooting on Thursday, appears to have been a right-wing extremist with virulent antigovernment feelings. If so, that would make the Pentagon shooting the second violent extremist attack on a federal building within the past month. On Feb. 18, Joseph Stack flew a small aircraft into an IRS building in Austin, Texas. Mr. Stack left behind a disjointed screed in which, among other things, he expressed his hatred of the government.
If so Thats a pretty big if.
Lets start by noting that Bedell was a registered Democrat. The media has completely and conveniently ignored that little fact.
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No... you got it all wrong. He was a Right wing, Tea party, Christian extremist....White male..Non-Black...Libertarian... Glenn Beck...ummm...look alike....Non gay....extremist!!!
You forgot Free Republic!
Winston Smith happily at work again!
What makes the Left look bad is their media misrepresenting this shooter as a Right-wing type of person.
Has anyone figured out where he got his guns yet? I’m guessing they were stolen or maybe a straw purchase by some other left wing moonbat.
"Authorities have identified John Patrick Bedell as the gunman in the Pentagon shooting. He appears to have been a right-wing extremist with virulent antigovernment feelings."
Why is it that he, "appears to have been a right-wing extremist" beyond the demented imagination of the writer.
This is purely a lefty hatchet job.
Tonight Rachel Maddow will tell us he was connected to someone who knew someone who knew someone who may have lived at the “C Street House” in Washington, so therefore was part of “The Family” and thus was a right-wing fundamentalist Christian homophobe who wants to kill gay people in Uganda while opposing healthcare reform in Congress.
Yeah, we knew that fifteen minutes after it happened... doesn’t stop them from lying though.
Truth is NOT a factor in MSM portraying anyone they feel like, as a right wing nut. The sheeple will be convinced of it by the lying media.
I always recall my mother saying, many years ago - I read it in the newspaper so it must be true.”
Remember. The CSM has nothing to do with Christians. It’s a leftwing commie rag.
Are you profiling??? (sarc)
has 180 million registered voter records available online Thirty-six-year-old John Patrick Bedells voter registration records in Hollister, CA are available for any journalist before he/she goes off and labels him a right-wing extremist.
Guess which party he registered under in 2005 and was actively registered under as of 2008?
ResAddr1,ResAddr2,ResCity,ResState,ResZip 110 Georges Dr Hollister,CA
Oh, oh. Another “right wing nut. “ Wait till lame stream gets hold of this!
Employee Fires Shotgun at NW Indiana Office Building
Man arrested after firing single shot at Department of Workforce Development office
Updated 4:28 PM CST, Fri, Mar 5, 2010
One man is in police custody Friday afternoon after firing at the door of a Northwest Indiana office building with a shotgun.
The man was an employee of the Department of Workforce Development in Portage, Ind., the Northwest Indiana Times reported.
Police have not released the identity of the man, but say he angrily left his manager’s office after a meeting, went to his vehicle and grabbed a shotgun. Employees in the building saw the man returning toward the building, at 6224 Central Ave., locked the door and ran toward the back of the building before a single shot was fired toward the door.
No one was hit.
So says the “Southern Poverty Law Center”, bastion of unbiased truth and nonpartisan as they come.
As Patterico reports, he hated Bush and littered the Internet with 9/11 Truther rants.
No worries..I’m sure the most excellent Republican leadership will stick up for the right and call the media on this and ask for an apology (extreme sarcasm)
IDK maybe that post was meant for #2...........
We have a new definition of right and left. You love big government, you are left wing. You don’t love government or some part of it, you are right wing.
Well...gee..I'm not sure, does all that fit the standard right wing tea party MO? *grin*
"Perp either: Crazy, anti-Bush Lib, with conspiracy theories in his cup overflowaing; in which case, The Liberal MSM will keep it VERY VERY hushed up. (Probably even try to blame it initially to a "Tea Partier" and then later never retract it when called out on it). .... Or.... Tea Party, anti-Guv type, Gun Nut freak in which case the LIBERAL MSM will never see the end of it and will beat that dead horse seven ways to Sunday. They will make it a shelf life of at least three months, tie it to Obamacare, the whole nine yards. I would watch the Maddows, the Olbermanns, the Matthews', the the Joy whats her face, in the next few hours and days very closely. What I am getting is he may well be a crazed, anti-George Bush, left leaning, conspiracy theory type Truther into computer geeking from leftist pockets of northern California. But that remains to be seen. 327 posted on 2010/3/4 10:43:00 by AmericanInTokyo "
One thing different is that the stories are not going unchallenged. The particular writer I quoted is getting a beating all over the net.