As Twitchy noted, the Denver Post published a profile of Arapahoe High School shooter Karl Pierson, describing the 18-year-old as having “very strong beliefs about gun laws and stuff” and holding political beliefs “outside the mainstream.” Ah, a Tea Partyer, huh? Oh, and a classmate also described Pierson as “a very opinionated socialist” — at least that’s how the Denver Post’s account read, until a stealth edit changed the sentence to read simply, “very opinionated.”

Why scrub the word “socialist”? Attorney and Ace of Spades HQ co-blogger Gabriel Malor has compiled a list of shootings, stabbings, terrorist plots and other attacks, along with the ideologies of the perpetrators, and the picture they paint is certainly not one of a Tea Partyer — not that the media would report that.

There are plenty more examples of unhinged acts at

Fortunately, some are willing to do the job the mainstream media won’t do.


Shameful media malpractice: ABC’s Brian Ross links Aurora theater shooter to Tea Party; Update: ABC admits no connection between shooter and Tea Party

Brian Ross, media malpractice consequences: Falsely accused Tea Party member receiving threats

Editor’s note: A double-post has been deleted.