Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Newsweek blames Giffords shooting on failure to crackdown on right-wing extremists

Newsweek (1-year auto-renewal)
Newsweek thinks the discredited 2009 DHS report on right-wing extremism could have helped stop Giffords' shooter Jared Loughner. The problem with this ridiculous theory is Jared Loughner is a left-wing lunatic according to people who actually knew him.

(Newsweek) — Two years before the Tucson massacre, the Department of Homeland Security warned in a report that right-wing extremism was on the rise and could prompt “lone wolves” to launch attacks. But the agency backed away from the report amid intense criticism from Republicans, including future House Speaker John Boehner.

The report, which warned that the crippled economy and the election of the first black president were “unique drivers for right-wing radicalization and recruitment,” described the rise of “lone wolves and small terrorist cells embracing violent right-wing extremist ideology [as] the most dangerous domestic terrorism threat in the United States,” according to a copy reviewed by The Center for Public Integrity.

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