out someone from one of the most unpopular symbols of the "evil government." They have been vilified over and over again by the conservative media and made out to be everything from pedophiles to goons.
Today, some kid from South Jersey decided to act on his anger towards the TSA by going all Dylan Klebold at the Los Angeles International Airport. (LAX)
I have never understood the anger towards the ordinary folks who work at the TSA and who are just following orders and doing their jobs. I hate having to go through airport security as much as the next guy, but I understand why it has to be done. You can't just jump on a plane like you do a train or a Greyhound bus in 2013.
So anyway, we are learning more and more about the alleged shooter today, and it appears that he is just an American who had issues with his government.
"Police in Los Angeles went to Ciancia's apartment for a well-being check. However, that contact was made after the shooting had already happened.
Neighbors were stunned that the news hit so close to home.
"It's tragic, who would ever think this would happen to a very quiet neighborhood. A very rural community such as Pennsville," said Gary Hankins, neighbor.
"I am completely shocked. I would never think of anyone out here doing anything like that," said Jennifer Pagan, neighbor."
Don't be shocked. People in "rural" communities watch fox, too.
Finally, as the GOP continues to trot out their medical experts such as Suzanne Somers to tell us about the evils of Obamacare, we are learning more and more that the road to Obamacare's destruction might be littered with lies.
Thankfully, there are a few real journalists left in America.
"We are being majorly trolled by the media.
The President is not impressed, we are not impressed, and Michael Hiltzik at the Los Angeles Times is also not impressed with the media’s ObamaCare reporting.
He called out the media for running Deborah Cavallaro’s well televised rage (for example, CNBC during a segment titled, “Ordinary people talk huge price hikes” ) at Obama over her wild misunderstandings regarding ObamaCare.
It turns out that she never even tried to go to the website to sign up or get information.
Hiltzik took a look at the facts and concluded, “If her insurance brokers told her what she says they did, they failed her. And the reporters who interviewed her without getting all the facts produced inexcusably shoddy work — from Maria Bartiromo on down. They not only did her a disservice, but failed the rest of us too.”
Cavallaro claimed there is nothing affordable about the Affordable Care Act, and Hiltzik determines “at her current income, the act is vastly more affordable to her than what she’s paying now.” She is eligible for $200 a month in subsidies this year.
Hiltzik writes, “The bottom line is that Cavallaro’s assertion that “there’s nothing affordable about the Affordable Care Act,” as she put it Tuesday on NBC Channel 4, is the product of her own misunderstandings, abetted by a passel of uninformed and incurious news reporters.” [Source]
Mr. Hiltzik, you deserve another Pulitzer.