Not all assassination attempts are newsworthy

We have seen the media hysteria about the shooting of Congresswoman Giffords and 18 others. The climate of political rhetoric by the right was blamed. The fact that one of the “victims” threatened a tea party member at the memorial service was not considered newsworthy. Now, we learn that even a real assassination attempt on a Republican governor was not considered newsworthy by the legacy media.

In September 2010 Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was scheduled to speak at Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City.

At some point, wearing black clothes and a bullet-proof vest, 22 year-old Casey Brezik bolted out of a classroom, knife in hand, and slashed the throat of a dean. As he would later admit, he confused the dean with Nixon.

The story never left Kansas City. It is not hard to understand why. Knives lack the political sex appeal of guns, and even Keith Olbermann would have had a hard time turning Brezik into a Tea Partier.

Indeed, Brezik seems to have inhaled just about every noxious vapor in the left-wing miasma: environmental extremism, radical Islam, anti-capitalism, anti-Zionism and Christophobia, among others.

In his “About Me” box on Facebook, Brezik listed as his favorite quotation one from progressive poster boy, Che Guevara. The quote begins “Our every action is a battle cry against imperialism” and gets more belligerent from there.

On his wall postings, Brezik ranted, “How are we the radical(s) (left) to confront the NEW RIGHT, if we avoid confrontation all together?”

As good as his word, Brezik’s marched on Toronto in June 2010 to protest the G20 Summit, where he was arrested, charged, and deported. “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED,” he boasted

Here we have a genuine attempt at murder of a Republican Governor. No word from the legacy media. I had heard about this recently but the version I read said the Mississippi governor and I could not find the story. Here it is in all its repulsive glory. The linked article blames mental illness and marijuana but his politics had a large role, as well. Maybe that’s why nobody was interested.

14 thoughts on “Not all assassination attempts are newsworthy”

  1. The Main Stream Media does not report the race of non-white criminals, period, dot.

    It is detrimental to the future careers of MSM editors to do so.

  2. Wikipedia list him as a Democrat. Of course, it being Mississippi he will be so conservative on most policies that in most other parts of the country he would easily be classified as rightwing.

  3. Wikipedia lists nine campaigns in which he was the D candidate, including Senate runs against John Danforth and Kit Bond. So one may assume he really is a D. But his 2008 campaign web site calls him an independent, and doesn’t mention the D word. And that was in the Year of Obama, the campaign of Hope and Change, when you’d expect every D to rally around the party label.

  4. Wikipedia says he’s a Democrat, and has records of his running in seven elections as the D nominee, including campaigns against John Danforth and Kit Bond for the Senate, and I suppose that must be so. But his 2008 campaign web site calls him an independent, and never mentions the word “Democrat”. So perhaps the would-be assassin was confused.

  5. Even we rubes from Missouri enjoy this blog.

    Yes Mr. Nixon is a Democrat, although he is regularly criticized by the local politburo (The St. Louis Post Dispatch) for not being a “real” Democrat. He favors balancing the budget, did not attend an Ivy League school, talks about personal responsibility, etc.

    He is against raising taxes to solve this year’s deficits.

    Actually a breath of fresh air. Probably reads this blog also.

  6. Mo. Governor Not Assassinated.


    Strikingly dull headline.
    Anyone can google the names of the governor and attacker (“Jay Nixon” “Casey Brezik”) and see many pages of articles.

    How can this be called a cover-up?

  7. He is a Democrat. Too bad that doesn’t feed into the Lamestream Media Is LEFTIST meme you were trying to reinforce. Paranoia often warps the reality of the paranoiac, so I can (if I try) sympathize. The subsequent claims about Nixon’s website, etc., are pathetic however. It’s like trying to force the air back into the bubble. So sad.

  8. BTW, as a resident of Missouri, having gone through the God-Bless-America-Democratic-Process, there wasn’t really any doubt in Missouri about Nixon’s party affiliation. After Matt Blunt, the Republican governor, Missouri was ready for a change, it seemed. However, in Missouri, even the Democrats these days tend to be blue-dog and moderate or conservative — Senator Claire McCaskill notwithstanding; she’s been a strong supporter of Obama from the first.

  9. Misgref,

    How can this be called a cover-up?

    No one said it was a coverup. It’s just an example of biased media coverage. No one outside of Missouri even heard of it. It certainly wasn’t the subject of every news broadcast and talk show for a week. None of the blogs piled on it.

    The Left is desperately trying to fabricate a narrative in which the Right is violent. Possibly, some of them are trying to create a pretext to use police powers against political opponents. They went so far as to spend nearly four days shouting to everyone that Sarah Palin was responsible for the shooting in Arizona even though they had zero evidence to that effect. Neither did they apologize and admit error when it was shown their was no linkage to any political group at all.

    Had the would be assassin in this story been someone the Left could categorize as “Right” then we would still be hearing about.

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