Media Won't Link White House Shooter to Occupy Wall Street

-By Warner Todd Huston

The identity of the man responsible for loosing a few shots at the White House last week has been made public by the D.C. police but one little fact is being buried by every news report about this guy. He is linked to the Occupy movement. Yet the media refuses to make the connection explicit. Imagine how the media would be wailing if the guy was a Tea Partier! But that this shooter was part of the Occupy movement seems somehow unimportant to the Old Media.

In fact, there doesn’t even have to be any link to the Tea Party for the Old Media to immediately jump to blaming the Tea Party movement for a shooting. If you’ll remember the outrageous accusations that the media made that the nut that shot Gabrielle Giffords was a Tea Partier or was driven to his criminal act by the “violent rhetoric of the right,” you’ll remember that shooter Loughner ended up having no real political point of view and was not connected even tangentially with the Tea Party.

But with this White House shooter, 21-year-old Oscar Ramiro Ortega of Idaho, we find that he was in Washington D.C. attending the Occupy protests there. But in every story I’ve seen that fact is only resides in the last paragraphs if it is mentioned at all.

Now imagine if this guy was a Tea Partier! If this guy was a conservative of a member or even just a participant at a single Tea Party event, that fact would have led the news. But in contradistinction to how the media reported the Giffords’ shooting, that Ortega was at Occupy D.C. is a fact pushed to the bottom of every story.

Certainly I am not saying that this guy is a full-on Occupy Wall Street participant. For all I know this goof was just hanging out and really didn’t have any solid sympathies or connection to Occupy. I am not tarring the Occupiers with this shooter. In fact, they are far worse than a guy that just fired a few shots ineffectively at the White House. The Occupiers are druggies, rapists, and thieves, for Lord’s sake!

The point here is not whether Ortega is or isn’t a true-blue member of the Occupy movement. The point is that if he were a Tea Partier or even had the tiniest connection to conservatives of the Tea Party the Old Media would be losing its tiny collective mind over that fact and it would have led their every report about this nut.

Just more example of bias of the left-wing Old Media.


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  • Is this the sentence that you say links him to Occupy?

    "U.S. Park police say Ortega may have spent time blending in with Occupy D.C. protesters."

  • In reply to Jimmy Greenfield:

    The dude looks like Che Guevara. What more evidence do you want Jimmy?

    "A person handling media requests for Occupy DC confirmed the searches [of tents] and said they were led by the Secret Service."

  • In that report, yes. There are others that say he was "staying with the Occupy..." etc.

  • From now on, when you copy your blogs from fox , you should be obligated to include all the relevant info, such as:

    Police believe the suspect, 21-year-old Oscar Ramiro Ortega of Idaho, is mentally ill. Ortega has an extensive record, ranging from domestic violence to drug charges. Sources say a police investigation has uncovered evidence suggesting Ortega has a fixation on the White House.

    Read more:

    See, at a protest, you cannot control who drifts in and out of the rally, particularly if that individual is using the rally as cover. AND trying to say a mentally ill criminal has any affiliation with the movement is completely baseless.

    Sit back and relax, your next talking point and blog should be released shortly.

  • In reply to Dmband:

    You obviously have some sort of reading comprehension problem. I CLEARLY said whether he is affiliated with Occupy or not is meaningless.

    The point of this post is to contrast the lies spread by your pals in the left-wing media when the Giffords shooting occurred. It is obvious their bias.... just as it is obvious that you are just as bad as they.

    And of course none of my work is "copied" from anywhere.

    Finally I'd suggest you need to "sit back and relax," too, but it is evident you have some hard work to do to learn how to read. "Relaxing" is the last thing your obviously lazy mind is in need of right now.

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    In reply to Dmband:

    Dear misguided one. The point of the article is the BIAS of the media. You do remember the shooting in AZ don't you? Remember how quick the media was to link that nut case to the Tea Party when there was NO connection at all? Now we have a NUT yes I agree he is a NUT that is DEFIANTLY is connected to the Occupy movement and shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh we can not make the liberal groups look bad. Next let us tackle you excuse about not being able to control who drifts in to a protest. BULL%@#* ! No one at a Tea Party event has been arrested because we police our own. We do not allow hate speech such as comes out of you socialist movement because we are not about hate. You and I both know if the NUT that shot at the WH had been a republican the media would have been shouting it from the roof tops. See dear a movement like yours that promotes hate is going to attract people that hate. DUH

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    In reply to Dmband:

    Dmband....I think it's you that needs to sit back and relax. You obviously missed the whole point of the story. Was not Jared Laughner mentally ill, unstable, a nutjob?? Yet at every turn the media, politicians from the left, and even that deranged Sheriff Dupnik blamed the tea party, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, and conservatives in general. THAT is the point of the go take a prozac or something.....

  • You make the statement, "he is linked to the occupy movment" although there is little to no evidence to support this fact. Clearly drumming the talking points already.

    Nice try though, the old " you cant read defense is always a good one".

  • In reply to Dmband:

    You really do need to learn to read.

    As I said above, "I am not tarring the Occupiers with this shooter. "

    I know big words are hard. But try, won't you?

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    In reply to publiusforum:

    Great article pointing out media bias

  • Fox News Says White House Shooter was Linked to Occupy Wall Street
    On November 17, Fox News' Fox & Friends attempted to create a link between the White House shooter, suspect Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez who reportedly opened fire at the White House and believes himself to be Jesus Christ incarnate, and the Occupy Wall Street movement. Host Gretchen Carlson brought up that he was said to have been blending in with the Occupy protesters, then wondering aloud what would have happened if a Tea Party protester did the same thing.

  • Reputable media sources are biased toward fact.

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    If you believe that so-called "Reputable media sources" report fact in some manner then you have completed the courses in liberal brain-washing. I suggest you take a few courses in any humanities subject and they will, in fact, state very clearly that our perceptions are molded by bias - both self-inflicted and environ-generated.

    The OWS movement is a crazed, lunatic, fringe movement with which the crazed, lunatic, left-wing media agrees. It then follows to link the favorable coverage of an obviously radical, violent, and listless with that same agenda. I challenge to provide a contrarian case to that rather simple conclusion.

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    Looking at him he looks more like a Muslim ten anything else. But then again the obozo white house will never admit any terrorist ties so he can say there were no attacks on his watch. What a joke obozo is.

  • It's been two weeks and the story is BURIED! AOL/Huff post--can you believe left wingers get most of their news from AOL??-- AOL buried the story the first day. The left wing media also created conspiracy theories to cover the fact that LEE HARVEY OSWALD was a leftist, just like them.


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