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Don't Believe the MSM: John Patrick Bedell, the Pentagon Shooter, was no Right-Winger
BenjaminShapiro.com ^ | 03-05-10 | Ben Shapiro

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, they’re 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…” That’s a pretty big “if.”

Let’s start by noting that Bedell was a registered Democrat. The media has completely and conveniently ignored that little fact.

For more, click here.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 911conspiracy; 911truther; bedell; democratscandals; duplicate; pentagon; pravdamedia; registereddemocrat; rightwing; shapiro

1 posted on 03/05/2010 1:58:38 PM PST by UltraConservative
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To: UltraConservative

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!!!


2 posted on 03/05/2010 2:02:21 PM PST by mikelets456
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To: UltraConservative
Well, if he's a right winger he's certainly an unusual one...pot growing, PETA, PBS and gay website related, fan of Michael Moore, 9/11 truther, anti-Bush and registered democrat.
3 posted on 03/05/2010 2:04:48 PM PST by highlander_UW (Obama has lost or not saved over 4 million jobs!)
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To: highlander_UW

You forgot Free Republic!


4 posted on 03/05/2010 2:06:15 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: UltraConservative
He does not sound like a Right Winger to me. He was a truther, which tend to be liberals. Have you ever heard anyone at the Tea Party attack our military? That is something you would expect from the liberals.
5 posted on 03/05/2010 2:12:13 PM PST by Nosterrex
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To: UltraConservative

Winston Smith happily at work again!


6 posted on 03/05/2010 2:12:46 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: UltraConservative
I don't think the actions of one person can make the Left look bad.

What makes the Left look bad is their media misrepresenting this shooter as a Right-wing type of person.

7 posted on 03/05/2010 2:14:33 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: UltraConservative

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.


8 posted on 03/05/2010 2:15:31 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... WWW.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: UltraConservative

bookmark.


9 posted on 03/05/2010 2:16:04 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: UltraConservative
The Christian Science Monitor piece was a filthy unsubstantiated lie. The perp was a registered Democrat AND a mental case.

John Patrick Bedell: Did right-wing extremism lead to shooting?

"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.

10 posted on 03/05/2010 2:18:15 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: mikelets456

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.


11 posted on 03/05/2010 2:18:31 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: UltraConservative

Yeah, we knew that fifteen minutes after it happened... doesn’t stop them from lying though.


12 posted on 03/05/2010 2:22:31 PM PST by AliVeritas (Pray, Pray, Pray.)
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To: UltraConservative

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.”


13 posted on 03/05/2010 2:26:12 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: UltraConservative

Remember. The CSM has nothing to do with Christians. It’s a leftwing commie rag.


14 posted on 03/05/2010 2:29:40 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you liked 2009, you're going to LOVE 2010!!!!!)
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To: highlander_UW

Are you profiling??? (sarc)


15 posted on 03/05/2010 2:35:46 PM PST by PORD (People...Of Right Do!)
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To: All

www.Electorates.us https://www.e-merges.com/voter-lists.html
has 180 million registered voter records available online Thirty-six-year-old John Patrick Bedell’s 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?

DEMOCRAT.

EMID 15324137
STATESOURCE California
DATAACQUIRED 20080121
PrefixTitle MR
LASTNAME,FIRSTNAME,MIDDLENAME Bedell,John,Patrick
SOURCEIDVOTER 30048
DATEOFBIRTH 5/20/1973
PLACEOFBIRTH CA
REGDATE 20051006
GENDER M
PARTY Democrat
ACTIVECODE ACTIVE
STATUS
ResAddr1,ResAddr2,ResCity,ResState,ResZip 110 Georges Dr Hollister,CA
STATEHOUSE 28
STATESENATE 12
USCONGRESS 17
LASTDATEVOTED 20051108

http://michellemalkin.com/2010/03/05/about-the-pentagon-shooter/


16 posted on 03/05/2010 2:36:23 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: mikelets456

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.

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local-beat/portage-office-shooting-86672692.html


17 posted on 03/05/2010 2:39:23 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Anti-Bubba182
“He appears to have been a right-wing extremist with virulent antigovernment feelings.”

So says the “Southern Poverty Law Center”, bastion of unbiased truth and nonpartisan as they come.

18 posted on 03/05/2010 2:45:20 PM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 393)
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To: UltraConservative; LucyT
John Patrick Bedell was a registered Democrat

As Patterico reports, he hated Bush and littered the Internet with 9/11 Truther rants.

19 posted on 03/05/2010 2:51:47 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: massgopguy

?


20 posted on 03/05/2010 3:09:06 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (Midnight! the outpost of advancing day!)
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To: UltraConservative

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)


21 posted on 03/05/2010 3:11:45 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: UltraConservative

Not good.


22 posted on 03/05/2010 3:13:17 PM PST by yield 2 the right (GO USA! BRING HOME SOME GOLD!)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

IDK maybe that post was meant for #2...........


23 posted on 03/05/2010 3:28:31 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (Midnight! the outpost of advancing day!)
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To: UltraConservative

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.


24 posted on 03/05/2010 4:38:04 PM PST by depressed in 06 (Tea parties today, Lexington tomorrow.)
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To: PORD
Are you profiling??? (sarc)

Well...gee..I'm not sure, does all that fit the standard right wing tea party MO? *grin*

25 posted on 03/05/2010 7:12:49 PM PST by highlander_UW (Obama has lost or not saved over 4 million jobs!)
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To: UltraConservative
Pentagon
26 posted on 03/05/2010 7:40:48 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Predicted nearly two days ago (but was a no brainer, knowing the DISBUSTING agenda-driven lying dinosaur old media!):

"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 "

27 posted on 03/05/2010 11:22:57 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Its time to CLEARLY threaten a huge, middle-class American TAX REVOLT in Tea Party signs & placards)
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To: 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.


28 posted on 03/06/2010 6:21:05 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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