Denver Post scrubs ‘socialist’ from profile of Arapahoe shooter

Several people noted a curious edit to the Denver Post’s profile of Arapahoe High School shooter Karl Pierson Friday. As Bearing Arms reports, the Denver Post originally reported that a classmate in Pierson’s economics class described Pierson as “a very opinionated Socialist.” Curiously, the story was updated to send the word socialist down the memory hole, and Pierson was merely described as “very opinionated.”

Paging Brian Ross: Are we sure the shooter wasn’t a very opinionated Tea Partyer? It certainly doesn’t sound like it. The Denver Post also reports that Pierson was “outspoken about politics.”

Pierson also appears to mock Republicans on another Facebook post, writing “you republicans are so cute” and posting an image that reads: “The Republican Party: Health Care: Let ‘em Die, Climate Change: Let ‘em Die, Gun Violence: Let ‘em Die, Women’s Rights: Let ‘em Die, More War: Let ‘em Die. Is this really the side you want to be on?”

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