Denver Post Omits That Arapahoe High Shooter Was A Socialist

Denver Post Omits That Arapahoe High Shooter Was A Socialist

Yesterday, there was a: tragic school shooting in Colorado. : It’s a painful reminder to the residents who really haven’t recovered from James Holmes’ rampage in Aurora last year. : Additionally, it was on the eve of the one-year anniversary of Newtown.

The: Denver Post’s: Zahira Torres and Yesenia wrote:

The teenage gunman who entered Arapahoe High School on Friday afternoon and shot two fellow students with a shotgun was outspoken about politics, was a gifted debater and might have been bullied for his beliefs, according to students who knew him.

[…]

“He had very strong beliefs about gun laws and stuff,” said junior Abbey Skoda, who was in a class with Pierson during her freshman year. “I also heard he was bullied a lot.”

Robinson said that his department was investigating reports that Pierson was seeking to settle a score with a teacher after a confrontation.

The dispute was allegedly over: Pierson’s expulsion from the school’s debate team.

Yet, the: Denver Post: shamefully omitted the fact that the shooter, Karl Pierson, was ” a very opinionated socialist”: in: their story about this horrific event: yesterday. : If that was the case, why didn’t they add that in their headline? Moreover, why did the Denver Post edit that portion of their piece?

This is the original story.

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The updated one.

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This aversion to report on Pierson’s political leanings is in stark contrast to ABC News’ Brian Ross’ leap to conclusions last summer when he pegged Aurora shooter, James Holmes, to the Tea Party. It was a horrendous gaffe — and the: Daily Show was there to give their analysis.
H/T: Weasel Zippers

 

Matt Vespa

Matt Vespa is a conservative blogger based in Virginia. Besides contributing to Right Wing News, Vespa writes for RedState, PJ Media, Independent Journal Review, and his personal blog Noodle Pundit. He's also the 2013 recipient of American for Prosperity Foundation's Andrew Breitbart Award For Excellence In Online Activism and Investigative Reporting

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