On September 16, 2010 there was an assassination attempt on Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. The assassin, Casey Brezik, a self-proclaimed Left Wing radical, stabbed a Dean of the college and another man trying to help the Dean. Apparently Brezik had no idea what Nixon looked like and according to the Associated Press report:
"A man accused of stabbing a Kansas City college official intended to instead attack Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and mistakenly believed he had done so, police said Thursday.
The suspect, 22-year-old Casey Brezik, did not know Nixon and had no particular beef with the governor, but he decided to attack him because he was a top government official, Kansas city police spokesman Darin Snapp said."
If you live outside of Missouri, did you hear about this? I didn't until yesterday when Gateway Pundit posted a blog about it. This was reported by Fox News but I don't recall a mention on any of their programs on the air. A man attempts to assassinate a Governor just to attack a top government official and there is no NATIONAL news reporting on this??? What is wrong with this picture?
Brezik's parents claim that he suffers from mental illness as reported by WLSI TV:
"Brezik's father, Raymond Florio, said his son has a long history of mental illness and hasn't received the medical help he needs.
Court documents from Springfield show his mother, Heather Brezik, described her son as paranoid schizophrenic and sought legal guardianship in 2007. She dropped the request when Casey Brezik was sentenced to prison for drug possession."
Maybe if this had been reported on the national news level, a light bulb would have gone on and someone would have sought help for Jared Loughner, the apparently mentally deranged Tucson shooter.
Why wasn't this reported? Was it because the Governor is a white male and the assassin is a minority? Was it because the assassin is a self-proclaimed Left Winger? Was it because, as Jack Cashill suggests, that it involved a knife as opposed to a gun? (the Left isn't on any mission to ban knives - yet).
Thanks to this story getting absolutely no national attention, Brezik's Facebook page is still up. It doesn't appear to be rants of a deranged schizophrenic as his Mother suggests. The only mental illness that is clear on his page is Progressivism. He even uses Obama's favorite chant - 'Yes we can':
It appears we have a Left Wing assassination attempt on a Governor; a Dean of a Community college was stabbed as well as someone who was coming to his aid (a bit heroic don't you think?); a knife used as opposed to a gun; a claim that the assassin is mentally ill and a minority attempting to assassinate a Caucasian. All of these things make for an extremely interesting news story to say the least but the Main Stream Media remained completely silent on this. Why?
A Left Wing minority who uses a knife in an attempt to assassinate a white politician just doesn't fit into the Main Stream Media's agenda; it defies their 'party line' that it is the Right who are violent; it defies their mission that guns are violent; and it defies their mission that minorities are victims of the white man. Simply put, the Main Stream Media have lost all credibility as journalists and have gained notoriety as being nothing more than shills for the Progressive agenda.
What would have been reported on a world-wide level is if the assassin was Right Wing. Period.
Cross posted at AnyStreet, ModernConservative, The Twisters
NOTE: I had listed that Nixon was a Republican when I first posted this - a commenter brought it to my attention he is indeed a Democrat - which baffles me even more but looks like the media figured out the assassin was Left Wing so didn't bother with the story.