Thursday, June 11, 2009

Debunked: "Holocaust Museum Killer Was Conservative"

Unsurprisingly, some in the old media are using the tragedy at the Holocaust Museum to smear conservatives by fabricating an ideological connection between them and Von Brunn, the shooter. (MSNBC's "Hardball" is one example -- I'm not sure anybody watches MSNBC anymore, but you never know.)

As usual, they've been debunked:

As NewsBusters' Geoffrey Dickens reported Wednesday, Salon editor-in-chief Joan Walsh was quick to point such an accusatory finger.

Yet, as FrontPage Magazine's Ben Johnson noted Thursday, the assailant was hardly conservative:

"A review of his lengthy associations reveals Von Brunn hardly fits the stereotype of a Religious Right, GOP precinct captain. He denounced the Christian faith as a dastardly Jewish conspiracy, a “HOAX” invented by the Apostle Paul to “DESTROY ROMAN CULTURE” from within by undermining its pagan virility. (All screaming capitalization and grammatical errors in this piece appear in the original.) Like others on the racist fringe, the shooter proclaimed clearly: “SOCIALISM, represents the future of the West.” [...]" [Emphasis added.]
So the facts suggest that this despicable creature is not conservative, but a Christian-hating socialist. Don't bother to wait for old media reports on facts like these. Instead, read the full articles here and here. Both are excellent. And while you're at it, you can use the info to make a list of purveyors of ugly nonsense that pose as purveyors of news.

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