December 15, 2013
Why are the Arapahoe shooter's political views not an important part of the story? .@LAColacioppo
— KingShamus (@KingShamus) December 15, 2013
Ace over at Ace of Spades HQ alerts us to an interesting development from the Denver Post. As Twitchy noted, the newspaper quietly edited its profile of Arapahoe school shooter Karl Pierson, changing a student’s description of Pierson as “a very opinionated Socialist” to simply “very opinionated.”
Lee Ann Colacioppo, senior news editor at the Denver Post, on Saturday explained why the paper changed its story.
A label the student didn’t understand? Elsewhere in the article, a classmate describes Pierson as a “good political thinker.” His classmates must have know something about his politics.
Yes, be careful about throwing around words like “journalist.”