Monday, December 20, 2010

Shootings, Politics, Media and the Economy

This is from an answer I gave on Yahoo Answers. I'm posting it here in case the questioner decides to delete it.

Is the Govt controlled media like MSNBC telling viewers the FL Shooter was from Media Matters org?

A far left KOOK! was the guy shooting that Flordia School board. He hated the rich because the George Soros Cult fed him with hate. Is the liberal media telling their viewers about that?

He wasn't "from" Media Matters. MM was just one of a "long list of websites like Media Matters, and other lesser known blogspot sites on Facebook as meaningful to him" that people reported seeing on his Facebook page before it was taken down, which is a common practice in such cases. It should be noted that he joined Facebook only a week before the shooting.

So even if he did link to Media Matters, that doesn't mean there's any causal relationship between that and his actions at the school board meeting. MM has a lot of opinions, but they're not known for their targeting of school boards.

Compare this to the Oakland shooter who said he wanted "to start a revolution" by "killing people of importance at the Tides Foundation and the ACLU," according to a police affidavit.

Many scratched their heads as to why someone would target the nondescript Tides Foundation, until people in the media pointed out that Glenn Beck was targeting them. In the forefront of people saying this was Glenn Beck. On the Monday after the incident, he bragged that ""No one knew what Tides was until the blackboard." (Meaning the one he uses on his show.)

Or look at the Knoxville shooter, who wrote in a suicide note/ manifesto before his attack, Who I wanted to kill was every Democrat in the Senate & House, the 100 people in Bernard Goldberg's book," a reference to Bernard Goldberg's book 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (and Al Franken is #37).

But I think there's a deeper underlying factor to all these attacks. All three men were unemployed and facing economic hardship.

Adkisson, the Knoxville shooter, also cited his inability to find a job, and that his food stamps were being cut. Byron Williams, the Oakland shooter, told investigators that he was disturbed because he was unable to find a job due to the poor economy. Clay Duke, the Florida School Board Shooter, had been diagnosed by several doctors as bipolar, but didn't have enough money to buy the needed medication, according to his attorney. His wife was going to receive her final unemployment check (she had been fired from the school board a year ago) the week of the shooting. Duke was also unemployed.


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