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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Media Dilemma

Andrew Joseph Stack III, who flew an airplane into IRS offices in Austin Texas this morning, wrote a seven-page rant before offing himself. Obviously, he had a major beef with the IRS and lived in Texas to boot, which should make great fodder for the media should it wish to portray him as a drooling Neanderthal while linking him to the Tea Party movement. On the other hand, Stack was also anti-Catholic and despised George W. Bush, attributes useful should they wish to portray him sympathetically. What to do, what to do?

My guess is contempt for Tea Party knuckledraggers is so virulent among the media, any sympathetic feelings for Stack will be overridden; they will go ahead and vilify the poor son-of-a bitch--along with the Tea Partiers--and ignore or bury any exculpatory (in their eyes) evidence in his favor. We shall see.

UPDATE: Of course, idiots like these make it all too easy for the media.

UPDATE 2: The Washington Post comes through!

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