This past Sunday evening,Jim David Adkisson allegedly entered the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville and killed two people and wounded six others during a presentation of a children's musical.
He was subdued by several church members after firing three rounds from a 12-gauge shotgun.
News accounts mention that, following a search of the shooter's home, police officers found copies of "Liberalism is a Mental Health Disorder" by radio talk show host Michael Savage, "Let Freedom Ring" by talk show host Sean Hannity, and "The O'Reilly Factor," by television talk show host Bill O'Reilly all described as "right-wing political books" by the Knoxville paper .
Obviously, this a not-so-subtle attempt to tie killers to conservative talk radio.
Adkisson wrote a four-page letter in which he stated his "hatred of the liberal movement," and "Liberals in general, as well as gays." and as The Unitarian Universalist Church espouses "liberal" views, then, by the convoluted logic of the press, talk radio inspired Adkisson.
As Neal Boortz pointed out on his program, very little is mentioned in the press about the similarities between the writings of the Unabomber and Al Gore. Boortz talked about an online quiz which uses quotes from either Al Gore's book Earth in the Balance or from the Unabomber's Manifesto and you are asked to answer who wrote what....Gore or the Unabomber.
You can take the quiz by going these links:
Links on the shooting story can be found here: