The latest corporate/conservative media smear on the Occupy movement (but just the latest of a long list) is that the deranged person who shot at the White House is somehow “tied to” Occupy.
First, a few facts. Last Friday Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez fired several shots at the White House. According to reports, Ortega-Hernandez believed that Obama was “the devil” and “the anti-Christ” and that he “will not stop until it’s done.” More recently a video has shown up in the news in which he says, “It’s not just a coincidence that I look like Jesus. I am the modern-day Jesus Christ that you all have been waiting for.”
It was reported on Wednesday that investigators had determined that Ortega-Hernandez had “no connection” with the Occupy movement.
In trying to determine why he recently traveled to the nation’s capital from the western part of the country, investigators searched the Occupy D.C. campground near the White House but have found no connection between him and the Occupy protesters, according to three law enforcement officials familiar with the case.
One of the officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is continuing, said the motive for the gunfire might have been simple anger: Ortega-Hernandez “hates the president, he hates Washington, he hates society,” the official said.
But one thing we know about the corporate/conservative media disinformation machine is they just lie.
Politico: An Occupy shooter?
Wall Street Journal: Networks Ignore Reports That White House Shooter May Have Spent Time at Occupy D.C.
Rush Limbaugh: Guy Who Shot at White House Lived in Occupy DC Camp
NRA Radio: NRA Radio Smears Occupy Movement With White House Shooting (Media Matters)
International Business Times: White House Shooting Suspect Linked to Occupy Rally?
Glenn Beck claimed the hooter was involved with the Occupy movement.
And dozens of others. That’s how they do it: make shit up, spread it around. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.