Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Here’s an example of why Conservatives claim there is Liberal bias in the media – the entire focus of this story is misplaced.
The article says the shooter was a National Guardsman and makes the point that he and his wife both are members of the Minnesota National Guard.
Yeah? So what? Were they in uniform at the time of the shooting? Acting on orders? Using military-issued weapons? If not, then their membership in the Guard is entirely irrelevant to the story.
Why emphasize the Guard? Why not “former high school drummer” or “enthusiastic fly fisherman” or “diesel mechanic” or “Lutheran church member?”
Possibly because in the Liberal mind, the Guard is military, which uses assault rifles, which are bad, so naturally this guy also is bad, probably has PTSD, never should have been allowed to own a gun but for America’s militaristic culture of gun violence and the never-sufficiently-to-be-damned NRA.
In the world of “fuzzy logic”, the liberal mind is God’s own lint trap.