Uploaded on Nov 21, 2011
NYT Tries to Blame Political Film for White House Shooting
November 21, 2011
On Sunday, The New York Times said Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, the schizophrenic accused of shooting at the White House, watched Alex Jones' The Obama Deception.
Ortega-Hernandez bought the semi-automatic rifle he allegedly used to fire on the White House from a man named Jake Chapman. William Yardley writes for the Times:
The AK-47 that Mr. Ortega is accused of using to fire on the White House was registered to Mr. Chapman, who said in an interview that he is known to friends as "the gun guy." He said that he sold the gun to Mr. Ortega in March for $550 and that he believed it was the first gun Mr. Ortega owned.
Mr. Chapman, 21, said he had not heard Mr. Ortega talk of taking violent action. But more than a year ago, he recalled, Mr. Ortega and others watched an antigovernment film on the Internet called "The Obama Deception," which was written, directed and produced by Alex Jones, a Texas-based conservative talk show host who has espoused a number of conspiracy theories involving the federal government. (Emphasis added.)
The insinuation is obvious -- Ortega was influenced by Jones' film and Jones is a dangerous anti-government conspiracy theorist.
In 2009, the establishment media attempted to link Jones to the murder of police officers in Pittsburgh. The ADL said the convicted shooter, Richard Poplawski, had posted on Infowars.com and supported Alex Jones. In fact, Poplawski was a critic of Alex Jones.
The Ortega story jives with the lone wolf narrative now unfolding in New York. Earlier this year, Obama cautioned Americans to be vigilant and on the lookout for lone wolf terrorists.
In addition to Jones, Christian leaders are taking heat for Ortega's alleged shooting incident because the mentally deranged Ortega allegedly believes Obama is the anti-Christ.
From the Christian Post:
Conservatives and faith leaders warned Christians to be more careful of how they criticize political opponents after court documents revealed that the suspect in the White House shooting, Oscar Ramiro Ortega- Hernandez, believed President Barack Obama to be the "antichrist."
Chilling the free political speech of Christians and others is particularly important for the establishment now that the 2012 election season is gearing up. It is also important to link anti-government opinion to the incident.