Revisionism in Reporting of OK Workplace Beheading

I awakened Monday morning to hear the Moore, OK “workplace beheading” story being reported in a slightly new and different way.

(By the way, prior to a couple of days ago, what would have been the likelihood of encountering the words “workplace” and “beheading” in the same sentence?)

I listened to the radio news reader state that the perpetrator, after beheading one female coworker and in the process of stabbing another, had been "shot by police." That subtle change did not escape my notice.

When the story first broke, we were informed that Alton Alexander Nolen, aka Jah’Keem Yisrael, was shot by a company executive, who also happened to be a reserve sheriff’s deputy.

But apparently that was too close to the terrorist/criminal having been stopped by a vigilant, armed citizen.  The last thing we want is a bunch of vigilant, armed citizens running around, taking responsibility for their own self-defense and protection.  Right?  That certainly seems to be the view of those who think that guns, per se, are unnecessary and evil in the hands of anyone other than law enforcement or the military.  

So now the reporting of the story has been revised so that the vigilant, armed citizen who used his personal firearm to put a stop to a murder spree is deemed to have been acting in his capacity as a LEO.

In other words, there's no need for citizens to be armed, vigilant, and prepared to take action when their fellow citizens are being murdered.  Just call 911, folks, and hope the cops are nearby (or that you're lucky enough to have one working at your company)!

Stu Tarlowe is obviously a highly cynical individual who sees a pervasive agenda behind the way news is reported by the mainstream media, especially relating to the right to keep and bear arms.

I awakened Monday morning to hear the Moore, OK “workplace beheading” story being reported in a slightly new and different way.

(By the way, prior to a couple of days ago, what would have been the likelihood of encountering the words “workplace” and “beheading” in the same sentence?)

I listened to the radio news reader state that the perpetrator, after beheading one female coworker and in the process of stabbing another, had been "shot by police." That subtle change did not escape my notice.

When the story first broke, we were informed that Alton Alexander Nolen, aka Jah’Keem Yisrael, was shot by a company executive, who also happened to be a reserve sheriff’s deputy.

But apparently that was too close to the terrorist/criminal having been stopped by a vigilant, armed citizen.  The last thing we want is a bunch of vigilant, armed citizens running around, taking responsibility for their own self-defense and protection.  Right?  That certainly seems to be the view of those who think that guns, per se, are unnecessary and evil in the hands of anyone other than law enforcement or the military.  

So now the reporting of the story has been revised so that the vigilant, armed citizen who used his personal firearm to put a stop to a murder spree is deemed to have been acting in his capacity as a LEO.

In other words, there's no need for citizens to be armed, vigilant, and prepared to take action when their fellow citizens are being murdered.  Just call 911, folks, and hope the cops are nearby (or that you're lucky enough to have one working at your company)!

Stu Tarlowe is obviously a highly cynical individual who sees a pervasive agenda behind the way news is reported by the mainstream media, especially relating to the right to keep and bear arms.