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Things The GOP/Media Complex Won’t Tell You: Pittsburgh Shooter Edition

Posted by Phoenix Woman on August 6, 2009

While watching the various TV news accounts of George Sodini, the guy who invaded a fitness center and shot dead three women before shooting himself, I kept waiting in vain for someone to describe any hint of a motive. It was mentioned that he’d had a Facebook page, and had even planned out the whole thing last year but decided to postpone it a few months until after Barack Obama was elected, but that was it.

Now, thanks to Greg Mitchell, we find out what the GOP/Media Complex won’t describe to us — namely, evidence that he was a right-wing racist and misogynist nutjob:

The diary focuses on his severe problems with women (surely his biggest motivator in the slayings) and other worries related to family and layoffs. But it also includes comments about the “liberal media,” the “Obama economy” — and it opens with remarks about last fall’s election, the election of “The Black Man” and jokes about black men bedding white women.

All of this was left out of the AP excerpts and nearly everywhere else, including a new New York Times account.

Furthermore, Sodini was posting anti-Clinton messages online as early as 1994, so his far-right nuttiness was of long standing. Yet all of this was swept under the rug by the same press that hounded Ward Churchill, Bill Ayres, and Jeremiah Wright without mercy or pity for little or no good reason, simply because they could be used as clubs with which to beat up on liberals or Democrats.

2 Responses to “Things The GOP/Media Complex Won’t Tell You: Pittsburgh Shooter Edition”

  1. Charles II said

    Oh, you’re just being politically correct. Who couldn’t see the mirth, the joy, the impishness behind statements like:

    * “Every black man should get a young white girl hoe to hone up on.
    * “Long ago, many a older white male landowner had a young Negro wench girl for his desires.”
    * “…dem young white hoez dig da bruthrs! LOL.”

    Why, it’s almost as funny as Rush telling an African American caller to take the bone out of his nose and call back!

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