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March 5, 2010

And Again: MSM tries to link Pentagon Shooter to Tea Party

The Pentagon shooter was a 9/11 Truther who blamed Bush for the Twin Towers “demolition.”  But the AP is reading something else into it.  First their attempt to link the anti-capitalist, pro-communist dive bomber who attacked the IRS with the Tea Party, here and here, and now this.

WASHINGTON – A California man killed in a shootout with Pentagon police drove cross-country and arrived outside the military headquarters armed with two semiautomatic weapons, authorities said Friday. The shooter apparently left behind angry, anti-government Internet postings airing suspicions about the 9/11 attacks.

John Patrick Bedell, 36, of Hollister, Calif., was named as the gunman in the Thursday evening attack. Authorities said he’d had previous run-ins with the law.  Investigators have found no immediate connection to terrorism. The attack that superficially wounded two officers guarding the massive Defense Department headquarters appears to be a case of “a single individual who had issues,” Richard Keevill, chief of Pentagon police, said Friday.

Hints of those issues emerged in anti-government Internet postings linked to Bedell. One blog linked to Bedell’s page on the social networking site LinkedIn contained a two-part treatise on big government, including its vulnerability to being controlled by a criminal organization.

“This organization, like so many murderous governments throughout history, would see the sacrifice of thousands of its citizens, in an event such as the September 11 attacks, as a small cost in order to perpetuate its barbaric control,” the blog post read.

That posting can be linked to Bedell through court documents matching the shooter’s birth date but Keevill said Friday that authorities had not made “a final determination” that the shooter was the same Bedell.  The user named JPatrickBedell wrote the Sabow case was “a step toward establishing the truth of events such as the September 11 demolitions.”


Note the depths to which the MSM will sink as the AP weakly attempts to link him with the Tea Parties and conservatives by using the term “big government” to describe the shooter’s rant.  PATHETIC.  Except the shooter never refers to “big government.”  That’s the AP’s term, not his.  He was a conspiracy theorist who believed the “neocons” had taken control of the government.  Notice also the AP’s use of the adverb including following “big government”.  That was done to qualify his 9/11 conspiracy theories as merely incidental to his main “big government” thesis– as in “big government, and ah, oh yeah, some of that 9/11 stuff too.”  This choice of words wasn’t an afterthought, this hit piece was carefully worded that way.  And now you know what the MSM narrative will be on this one– he was anti-“big government.”  They are relentless.  You are all potential terrorists ready to blow at the slightest provocation!  Wahaaa!  Everybody run for your lives!!!!

UPDATE: We can play this game too.  Poll:

Democrats in America are evenly divided on the question of whether George W. Bush knew about the 9/11 terrorist attacks in advance. Thirty-five percent (35%) of Democrats believe he did know, 39% say he did not know, and 26% are not sure.

Republicans reject that view and, by a 7-to-1 margin, say the President did not know in advance about the attacks. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 18% believe the President knew and 57% take the opposite view.


  1. […] especially after Joe Stack was so casually assumed to be affiliated with the Tea Party movement. Counterculture Conservative notes the media’s emphasis on Bedell as “anti-government.” And Zombie pens an […]

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  2. […] play the MSM’s blame game, shall we?  While the Elite Media and Leftwing blogs (redundant, I know) attempt to pound into your cerebral cor…, they only do so by ignoring the facts.  Joseph Stack, the IRS dive bomber, railed against […]

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