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Cover-up: Media hide key fact in school shooting (...sudden turn after gunman's politics revealed)
WND ^ | December 16, 2013 | Drew Zahn

Posted on 12/17/2013 6:49:08 PM PST by Perseverando

When Adam Lanza stormed into the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012, opening fire on schoolchildren and sending kindergartners scrambling into closets for protection, American news outlets immediately began asking the desperate question, “Why?”

What made Lanza into a school shooter and mass murderer? Was it his family background, his reported autism, his political viewpoints, even his time spent in homeschooling?

Thoroughly profiling the perpetrator has become the first response of the American media in every shocking crime from Sandy Hook to the Boston Marathon bombing and more.

But almost one year to the date after the Sandy Hook shooting, on Dec. 13, 2013, at the Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo., another school shooter opened fire, and this time, the gunman’s background was all too quickly swept under the rug.

Karl Pierson

Most notoriously, the Denver Post discovered in its profiling of shooter Karl Halverson Pierson that fellow students described the 18-year-old gunman as “a very opinionated socialist.” Yet by the next day, the Post’s editors had scrubbed the word “socialist” from the article, replacing it with merely “very opinionated.”

In fact, the first words the article uses to describe Pierson are “outspoken about politics, was a gifted debater and might have been bullied for his beliefs … a dedicated, bright student from a religious family that attends Bible study meetings.”

Gone from the Post article was the “socialist” reference, and only much later in the article do readers learn of Pierson’s politics, when the Post reports Pierson mocked Republicans on Facebook, writing, “You Republicans are so cute,” and posting an image that reads: “The Republican Party: Health Care: Let ‘em Die, Climate Change: Let ‘em Die, Gun Violence: Let ‘em Die, Women’s Rights: Let ‘em Die, More War: Let ‘em Die.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: arapahoehighschool; banglist; centennial; communist; karlpierson; msm; socialist
(“He was a weird kid,” Davis told CNN. “He’s a self-proclaimed communist, just wears Soviet shirts all the time.”

Pierson became easily aggravated, “always liked to be right” and didn’t like losing, Davis said.)
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Personally I'm wondering what's so wrong with the above.

Why I'm very familiar with a fine outstanding public servant who did the same thing when he was but a lad, but still grew up to be America's greatest President. </sarc>

1 posted on 12/17/2013 6:49:08 PM PST by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

No shotguns in Barry’s house.


2 posted on 12/17/2013 6:55:48 PM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: Perseverando
I'm amazed that this isn't getting any attention around here. The author of the Anarchis cookbook is taking some responsibility and calling from the book to be removed from print

After latest shooting, murder manual author calls for book to be taken 'immediately' out of print

It was an accessory in the arsenal of Karl Pierson, the student who opened fire last week inside a Colorado high school, leaving one girl in a coma before taking his own life.

“The Anarchist Cookbook,” which Pierson read before his rampage, isn’t a guide to culinary revolution. It’s the original how-to of homicide and mass murder — and sales are still raging, with distribution from the likes of Amazon and Barnes & Noble, even as the work is linked to terrorist acts around the world.

3 posted on 12/17/2013 6:58:01 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RobbyS

No, just 200 armed body guards. LOL!


4 posted on 12/17/2013 6:59:15 PM PST by doc1019 (Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened!)
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To: doc1019

We all know what a fine marksman Barry is! Remember that picture of him holding a shotgun?


5 posted on 12/17/2013 7:01:42 PM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: cripplecreek

Guess MAYBE his side won — and now wants everyone to settle down and obey?


6 posted on 12/17/2013 7:05:34 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: cripplecreek

Whatcha wanna bet he had “Rules For Radicals” in his ‘literary stockpile’ as well?


7 posted on 12/17/2013 7:10:35 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Perseverando

It’s been a few days but reading the Denver Post’s first article which was accurate and then reading not only the eventual Post article but also the LA Times and USA Today was indeed an educational article.


8 posted on 12/17/2013 7:10:55 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: Perseverando
Here he is


9 posted on 12/17/2013 7:12:48 PM PST by McBuff
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To: Perseverando

10 posted on 12/17/2013 7:13:25 PM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I don’t doubt it a bit.


11 posted on 12/17/2013 7:14:11 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: JPG

12 posted on 12/17/2013 7:17:01 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: cripplecreek

.....and a Koran.


13 posted on 12/17/2013 7:21:06 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Perseverando

“Thoroughly profiling the perpetrator has become the first response of the American media in every shocking crime from Sandy Hook to the Boston Marathon bombing and more. “

This providing strong motivation for suicidal misfits who suddenly “see” a way for them to be finally understood.

Hmm, what sort of weapon to use? Well, the media says an “assault rifle” has irresistible power...almost a magical power....


14 posted on 12/17/2013 7:34:08 PM PST by DBrow
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To: cripplecreek
Good Find.

"Published in 1971, the book has sold more than two million copies and influenced hundreds of malcontents, mischief makers, and killers. Police have linked it to the Croatian radicals who bombed Grand Central Terminal and hijacked a TWA flight in 1976; the Puerto Rican separatists who bombed FBI headquarters in 1981; Thomas Spinks, who led a group that bombed 10 abortion clinics in the 1980s; Timothy McVeigh, who bombed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995; the Columbine High School shooters of 1999; and the 2005 London public transport bombers.

Just in the last two years, law enforcement has tied the volume to Arizona shooter Jared Loughner, the Boston Marathon bombers, and at least a half dozen alleged terrorists and school shooters."

15 posted on 12/17/2013 8:40:02 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: All

How would the press describe Oswald today? And don’t say “dead”.


16 posted on 12/17/2013 8:44:40 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: cripplecreek
Did the book teach him how to shoot a shotgun?

I could see it if he built a bomb but what the heck does the book, which has been out for a very long time, have to do with the attempted murders?

17 posted on 12/17/2013 8:45:58 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Perseverando
This shouldn't surprise anyone.

The Media went right for Sarah Palin’s jugular and blamed the Tea Party when Loughner shot Giffords and others in Arizona. Without even a shred of proof they blamed the right. Even after the facts came out and Loughner was proven to be a wackadoo with no connection to the right or conservatives what so ever, they continued with the false narrative for months!!

So, it only make sense when a committed left wing radical socialists commits a school shooting for the Media to scrub the “inconvenient” aspects of the shooters background and character.

The Media in America continues to be a vile, dishonest, and corrupt institution that will cover up, exaggerate and flat out lie to further its own agenda and the truth be damned!!!

18 posted on 12/17/2013 8:59:26 PM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: cripplecreek

Words apparently have meaning.


19 posted on 12/17/2013 9:00:21 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Carbonsteel
The Media in America continues to be a vile, dishonest, and corrupt institution that will cover up, exaggerate and flat out lie to further its own agenda and the truth be damned!!!
. . . but that assumes that “the media” is a single institution. Why would that be? We have lots of independent journalism institutions, don’t we?

No:   

People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. It is impossible indeed to prevent such meetings, by any law which either could be executed, or would be consistent with liberty and justice. But though the law cannot hinder people of the same trade from sometimes assembling together, it ought to do nothing to facilitate such assemblies; much less to render them necessary. - Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations (Book I, Ch 10)
Do our independent journalism institutions ever meet together? Only continuously, 24/7, since the founding of the Associated Press before the Civil War.

20 posted on 12/18/2013 12:06:47 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion; Carbonsteel

IMHO they don’t even need to meet - they know instinctively what they have to do because they are all part of what Marx would recognise as a “Class” that today encompasses all mainstream news and entertainment and owns pro-sport and most politicians.


21 posted on 12/18/2013 1:43:29 AM PST by Mr Radical
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To: Mr Radical
Oh, I don’t disagree - my point is that whereas a leftist would debate your argument, what could they say about mine? My quote of Adam Smith is the only thing Smith said that liberals agree with. What I have done is to make the case that journalism is an evil monopoly.

Liberals love to hate monopolies, but they have every reason to love journalists. IMHO they are in a bind when faced with that argument. My argument is a direct threat to the conceit of “journalistic objectivity.” The reality being, of course, that what passes for “objectivity” is a mere consensus of what a cabal agrees it will allow the public to be informed of.

22 posted on 12/18/2013 9:33:12 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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