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Denver Post Stealth Edits Out
‘Socialist’ from Profile of Arapahoe
School Shooter

Mediaite, by Noah Rothman

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/14/2013 10:52:17 PM

On Friday, Colorado’s Arapahoe High School was put on lockdown while a student armed with a shotgun took over the school in an attempt to confront a teacher who he believed had wronged him. The student, identified as 18-year-old Karl Pierson, took his own life before he could be taken into custody. In a profile on the shooter in the Denver Post which focused on his “strong political beliefs,” several of Pierson’s classmates offered their impressions of the shooter. One of the shooter’s classmates described him as a “very opinionated socialist.” Shortly after that post was published, however, that description

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/14/2013 11:01:53 PM     (No. 9654273)

Denver Post hiding the truth in favor of their agenda. This sort of thing is endemic of today´s media.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bobn.t, 12/14/2013 11:12:18 PM     (No. 9654281)

The Denver Post´s circulation is in steady and rapid decline. Probably won´t be around in a few years.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/14/2013 11:57:27 PM     (No. 9654299)

Update: I criticized the Denver Post´s (on their website) ´sanitizing´ the classmate´s statement about the shooter being "an opinionated socialist". And their reaction to my criticism was to ... scrub my post from their Comments section.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: steveW, 12/15/2013 12:19:57 AM     (No. 9654307)

The question is: did the Denver Post attempt to mislead its readers in honor of, or on orders from, the White House?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: belwhatter, 12/15/2013 12:38:51 AM     (No. 9654316)

It may already be too late to effectively sanitize the kids political affiliation - I red it this morning, I heard it this morning along with a great many others I surmise - Communism was his bag.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: PChristopher, 12/15/2013 1:23:43 AM     (No. 9654332)

Not to worry...Drudge has his socialist affiliation documented no matter how much the Dems say otherwise.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Japanorama, 12/15/2013 1:51:30 AM     (No. 9654342)

Once defenders of freedom, the media now suppress it with omissions and lies.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Melody, 12/15/2013 2:09:07 AM     (No. 9654350)

Who taught him to hate the American way? He had to have been ´´carefully taught´´ to hate.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: harper, 12/15/2013 2:30:44 AM     (No. 9654359)

If you build it [gun free zones] they [cowardly leftists] will come.

This is so common now that there is ample material for a "Young Democrats gone wild" DVD.

But, hey, it´s better to just demonize objects and let the perps walk free.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/15/2013 2:32:56 AM     (No. 9654361)

The Denver Post must have gotten a personal phone call from the WH telling them the original article doesn´t fit the libtard agenda and the Post scrambled to correct it. This is a perfect example of the drive-by media.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/15/2013 2:34:01 AM     (No. 9654362)

You would think liberal brainwashers would take step back after seeing and hearing about this kid.They´re the ones responsible for his death.Of course they´ll forge ahead ruining young minds by the millions.They´ll blame a lack of gun laws as a distraction.

Maybe Obama talking about income inequality last week was the last straw for this kid.

Obama has over promised and under delivered as president.The media portrayed him as some kind of super human problem solver and a lot of people ate that up.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 12/15/2013 3:38:04 AM     (No. 9654393)

Hey, at least the post is still talking about it. The airport-bombing jihadist, on the other hand, has disappeared altogether.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: MERLIN251, 12/15/2013 3:51:34 AM     (No. 9654396)

George Orwell, aka Eric Arthur Blair, in his dystopian novel "1984", chronicled the life of a troubled man named Winston Smith who worked for Oceania´s Ministry of Truth (Newspeak: Minitrue). The Ministry of Truth controls information: news, entertainment, education, and the arts. Winston Smith works in the Minitrue RecDep (Records Department), "rectifying" historical records to concord with Big Brother´s current pronouncements, thus everything the Party says is true. "Who controls the present controls the past. Who controls the past controls the future". How prophetic!!!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Safari Man, 12/15/2013 4:24:15 AM     (No. 9654400)

I´m surprised they didn´t search/replace "socialist" with the words "Tea party."


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Reply 15 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/15/2013 6:20:43 AM     (No. 9654436)

The Post is not alone in practicing this biased editing. Think New York Times. Why do they do it? IMO it is one of the major factors in the decline of the newspaper business.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: uno, 12/15/2013 7:29:24 AM     (No. 9654467)

Any good Communist always know what news is fit to print...

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Reply 17 - Posted by: jinx, 12/15/2013 7:51:09 AM     (No. 9654497)

IF he had been a Conservative or loved the Tea Party, it would have been the headline on the front page. And the MSM would still be talking about it.

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