If you've been paying attention to the news, you know that a Bernie Sanders supporter who went to a Virginia baseball field with a list of Republican names in his pocket. He then asked for clarification on which people were actually Republicans and said he wanted to kill as many GOP members as possible. That is the truth. But you wouldn't know it from the Associated Press's headline, which proclaimed, "Gunman who shot congressman had no target in mind." It begins:
Adrift and nearly out of money after three months of living out of his van in the Washington area, the gunman who shot a top House Republican and four other people on a Virginia baseball field didn't have any concrete plans to inflict violence on the Republicans he loathed, FBI officials said Wednesday.
James T. Hodgkinson, 66, was shot and killed by police after he opened fire on Congressional Republicans practicing for their annual charity baseball game against Democrats last week. Rep. Steve Scalise of Lousiana, the House majority whip, was struck in the hip and gravely wounded. Scalise remains hospitalized, and his condition was upgraded to fair on Wednesday. All five people who were shot, including two U.S. Capitol police officers, survived their injuries.
Wait, what about that list in his pocket? What about wanting to kill the Republicans? The article goes on to say that the FBI "said they had not yet clarified who, if anyone, he planned to target, or why, beyond his animus toward President Donald Trump and the Republicans he felt were ruining the country." Oh okay. So, he didn't have plans to kill anyone beyond those guys. Got it. John Tabin noticed this, buried way down into the piece:
As Ed Driscoll pointed out, "Just think of the AP as Democrat operatives with bylines, and it all makes sense."