In this RawStory headline, you can almost feel the gloating. Mark Shea also ran with it on his Facebook page, using it to take swipes at that ever vaguely defined group called The Gun Cult. What strikes me is the difference in tone that exists between the Oregon protesters and their supporters, verses the tone used when Muslims kill in the name of Islam, or blacks riot and kill and destroy property. I mean, what is the difference? My boys noticed it without me needing to tell them. All I can say is that the speed with which the Oregon protesters - who may be guilty and in no way worthy of respect I'll concede - were labeled terrorist, and have been mocked, derided, laughed at, and when killed, even spat upon and dragged through the verbal mud, has to do with one of three things: their politics, their religion, or their skin color. And the thought that they are so hated because of one of those things doesn't bring much comfort, even if I disagree with their tactics.
BTW, bonus note. In the article, notice that the editors leave the poorly handwritten note notifying others of Mr. Carter's death. Notice the [sic]s. A professor once said that sic should seldom appear in writings. If you are reprinting an important document, say for historical record, and there is something like an error that might be questionable or confusing, it is appropriate. But if something that is not necessary is reproduced, and there are multiple errors that sic is applied to, then it almost always means the quote is part of a hit piece. That was in 1998 he said that, BTW. And it appears to be true. The note wasn't needed. It could have been referenced or paraphrased. It was there in all its sic-laden glory to drive home the point that these racist gun toting terrorists are, like most non-liberals, a bunch of hayseed dolts as well. Never mind that he might have been upset. That is irrelevant. The story is to propagandize, counting on people like Mark Shea to spread the fire. It is not to inform. It certainly isn't to sympathize with a human being's death.
Update Note: In going back and looking at Mark's Facebook page, he seems to put a heavy emphasis on quoting RawStory, which is a hard left of left partisan hit publication. It is almost beyond MSNBC in its appraisal of anything even close to right of extreme left. So once again, we have conservative Mark Shea taking as Gospel truth anything a hard left radical publication says about non-liberal non-conformists. And he seems to do so multiple times a day. Go figure. I guess conservative just doesn't mean what it used to mean.