As news of a shooting at the Family Research Council spread this morning, many buying into the Left’s idea of the FRC as a hate group were content to tweet that the the organization “had it coming.” It didn’t take long, though, for the rhetoric to take an even uglier turn, with an emerging “truther” movement suggesting that the whole event — in which a security guard was shot and wounded — was staged.

Um, “great press”? Wouldn’t the media have to cover the story first for it to qualify as great press?

Authorities have identified the shooter as 28-year-old Floyd Corkins of Virginia. Little more than that is known about the shooter at this point, but the FBI is investigating to determine if the shooing was an act of domestic terrorism or a hate crime.


Update: Reports tonight say that Corkins had been engaged in a six-month deep-cover infiltration of the DC Center for the LBGT Community — otherwise known as staffing the front desk as a volunteer.