ABC radio news had a blurb on this this morning. They made sure to mention he had anti-government views. Said this was “known” about him. Funny how quickly the media can establish motivations when they want to. Apparently the hostage negotiators are talking with him through a pipe. They also reported the boy is autistic.
From the article:
***The Southern Poverty Law Center reported on its Hatewatch blog that a chief investigator with the Dale County Sheriff’s Office identified the gunman as 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes, although Reuters could not independently verify the gunman’s identity.
Investigator Tim Byrd said Dykes’ friends and neighbors described him as a “survivalist” who did not trust the government, according to the law center blog.
“He was standoffish, didn’t socialize or have any contact with anybody,” Byrd told Hatewatch.
Dykes had not been on the law center’s radar before the shooting and standoff, and there was nothing to suggest he was a member of any hate group, said senior fellow Mark Potok.
“What it looks like is that he’s some kind of anti-government radical and survivalist,” Potok told Reuters. “And exactly what that means, we don’t know.”***
All I can say is that the SPLC is a left-wing organization that admits it doesn’t look at “extreme” left-wing hate groups on its hate watch blog. Plus, I don’t trust Reuters or any of the MSM to not include an agenda or bias in their reports.
I’m not saying that this guy has all his marbles, and isn’t a criminal. I am suggesting that the media will use this situation to further denigrate anyone who doesn’t agree with the liberal mantra of the day, in this case, “anti-government radical and survivalist”. Didn’t they run with the story of Adam Lanza’s mom being a “prepper” based only on the information from one person, a former sister-in-law?