White House shooter sentenced, mainstream media forgets Occupy connection

White House shooter sentenced, mainstream media forgets Occupy connection

White House shooter Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez was sentenced to 25 years in prison for shooting at the White House, according to an AP report late last month. Ortega-Hernandez shot at the White House “about eight times and did nearly $100,000 in damage,” according to the report. 

At the time of the incident, ABC News reported that the shooter “may have spent time with Occupy D.C. protesters.” The AP, not surprisingly, did not mention the fact that multiple people told police that “…a man matching the description of Oscar Ramiro Ortega was seen in the park [the Occupy D.C. encampment in McPherson Square], located two blocks north of the White House,” as reported at the Huffington Post.

And who can forget the gentleman from Occupy San Diego who called for a “moment of silence in solidarity” for the guy who shot at the White House?

This news is a bit dated, as Ortega-Hernandez was sentenced a few weeks ago. But the reporting is relevant in the wake of the horribly biased coverage of supporters of Nevadan rancher Cliven Bundy.

On Friday, Leigh Ann Caldwell of CNN “reported,”

“The Bundy standoff is emblematic of the larger anti-government sentiment around the country that has been amplified with the creation of the tea party movement in 2009.”

There is no “anti-government” sentiment. There is an anti-government overreach sentiment, which was displayed when 200+ armed federal agents descended upon a family home, tazed a family member, and shot a cow between the eyes and left him to die.

It seems that history is being rewritten in real time.


Renee Nal

Renee Nal

Renee Nal is a co-founder of TavernKeepers.com, a news and political commentary site founded by former Glenn Beck interns. She is also the National Conservative Examiner. Renee is an associate producer for Trevor Loudon's political documentary, 'The Enemies Within.'

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