To read this headline you’d think that some politically neutral guy bombed a Clayton parking garage. You don’t know that the guy is a Democratic operative until quite a many graphs later:
It has always been believed that Ohlsen — who was a central figure in the campaign conspiracy that saw former Democratic state Sen. Jeff Smith sent to prison — was actually targeting another lawyer who had a similar car and parked in the same Carondelet Plaza garage as Gillis.
A former promoter of mixed-martial arts fight, Ohlsen worked in the shadows of the campaign world as a Democratic political operative.
Downtown St. Louis, Mo. (KTVI_FOX2)– A former Democratic political operative has been indicted by federal authorities for allegedly planting a bomb in a CLayton parking garage in 2008. The bomb went off, seriously injuring a Clayton attorney. Police believe he was not the bomber’s intended target.
Milton Ohlsen iii nicknamed “Skip” is well known to law enforcement. He’s also well known in Democratic political circles. The feds now say he’s the one who planted a bomb in a garage at 190 Carondolet plaza in Clayton on October 15, 2008.
Federal prosecutors say ohlsen made the bomb and put it in the parking garage where it went off and injured clayton attorney John Gillis.
Federal agents say Gillis was the wrong target. They say Ohlsen was actually trying to kill attorney Richard Eisen who drove a similar car. Eisen represented Ohlsen’s wife in a messy divorce case.
Compare the Post’s treatment of this Democrat with their latest partisan piece on Congressman Todd Akin.
The Post was peeved that Akin, and Representatives Michele Bachmann, Tom Price, and Steve King dared to legally use funds available to them for a press conference on the health care bill.
That this was more outrageous to the Post than the President receiving essentially an in-kind contribution from broadcast networks when he took to television for several prime-time campaign specials for the partisan health care law shows how far the paper has fallen from the Pulitzer vision. It’s important to note that any Republican response following the President’s remarks was denied. I don’t recall that topic as a headline over at the Post.
It’s a shame the article’s author, Jason Hancock, lavished more attention attention on expenditures for a sound system than the health care bill itself. If wasteful spending truly shocks him, he’d mess his pants over the egregious waste and kickbacks cluttering this legislative power grab.
Does this enlighten you as to the apparent positions of the Post-Dispatch? It’s not shocking to have a President commandeer media at their expense to high-pressure sell Americans on legislation that would end their right to choose their own care? No, but it’s apparently shocking that congressional members of the opposite party would dare hold a press conference on it.
It’s not shocking that the non-deficit neutral health care bill costs a trillion dollars and adds a record amount to the deficit? No, but it’s apparently shocking that congressional members against it would spend three thousand dollars renting a sound system to have a press conference about it. Oh – and they had prayers there. And they were patriotic at the press conference, Heaven forbid — and despite our President holding press conferences where no questions were taken, let’s make a big deal out of it if Republicans do it.
In an attempt to create news from bias, the Post betrays its politics.
Propagandizing for the Missouri DNC: a high-stakes game where objectivity is the first out the window.