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No clearer example of media bias is there than this example from the Washington Post's columnist, Jonathan Capehart, who lies by omission:

Joseph Stack was angry at the Internal Revenue Service, and he took his rage out on it by slamming his single-engine plane into the Echelon Building in Austin, Texas. We now know this thanks to the rather clear (as rants go) suicide note Stack left behind. There's no information yet on whether he was involved in any anti-government groups or whether he was a lone wolf. But after reading his 34-paragraph screed, I am struck by how his alienation is similar to that we're hearing from the extreme elements of the Tea Party movement.
Now here's the lie - he quotes the suicide note, but leaves out a very critical element:
Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let's try something different take my pound of flesh and sleep well.

Joe Stack (1956-2010)


That's what Jonathan Capehart quoted. But here's how the note actually reads:
Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let's try something different take my pound of flesh and sleep well.

The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.

Joe Stack (1956-2010)


Tea partiers are fierce defenders of the free market and capitalism. Joe Stack clearly isn't cut from that tea party cloth.

Jonathan Capehart knows that, but doesn't care. He's a journalist, and he's got an agenda, you see. Never mind that what he reported isn't the truth...

And people wonder why the public pays less and less attention to the media and to newspapers.


by Brett Rogers, 2/18/2010 6:07:21 PM


I wish I had the power of resurrection, so I could kill him again.

The administration will be touting this as justification for labeling all tax protesters "domestic terrorists".



Posted by casey head (, 2/18/2010 10:16:11 PM

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