The Arapahoe high schooler who tried to kill a teacher, and who did injure one student before killing himself was a self-described Keynesian, who mocked the free market, and hated Republicans. The mainstream media always hope that a killer will be an angry conservative, but it is always the opposite.
This time they knew that he was a socialist but they decided not to report that fact. Hey, if it fits the narrative, even if it is false, report it. If it does not fit the narrative, ignore it. It would be refreshing if they ever reported the simple facts and not their preconceived notions.
Tweeter Gabriel Malor chronicles a host of occasions where the media speculated that the killer was a conservative, Tea Partying, Right Wing Nut Job (RWNJ). Every time the media was wrong.
- census-taker Bill Sparkman was found hanged. Media speculated it was Tea Party. (He killed himself.)
- Joe Stack flew a small plane into an IRS building. Anti-tax TP rhetoric blamed. (He quoted from the Communist Manifesto.)
- Amy Bishop shot colleagues at University of Alabama faculty meeting. Gun-loving Tea Party suspected. (She was an Obama voter.)
- John Patrick Bedell shot two Pentagon security. A right-wing extremist, media asked? (A registered Democrat and 9/11 Truther.)
- massive Times Square car bomb found. Bloomberg speculates it’s someone upset about ObamaCare. (Actually, plain vanilla jihadist scum.)
- Muslim cabbie stabbed in NYC. Media speculates: a RWNJ? (Actually, a Lefty art student off his meds.)
- James Lee took hostages at Discovery Channel HQ. Media speculates: climate change denier? (An environmentalist who hates humans.)
- Jared Lee Loughner shot up campaign event of Rep. Giffords. Media: TP rhetoric is to blame. (An apolitical conspiracy theorist.)
- James Holmes shot up theater in Aurora, CO. Brian Ross suggests he’s a TPer on live TV. (Just another unmedicated nutter.)
- Tsarnaev brothers bombed Boston Marathon. Media suggests RWNJ commemorating “Patriot’s Day.” (Actually, just more jihadist scum.)
- recently the media retroactively blamed right wing for JFK assassination. (Actually, Oswald was a communist defector.)
- several more at the link.
Will the MSM ever acknowledge that it is leftists, not conservatives who do the killings?